A Game Of Thrones Castle Is On Sale For Less Than A Sydney Apartment Lol
Cool and depressing!
Awesome news for fans of Game of Thrones and also people who want a dose of a story that's equally fun and also depressing!
A portion of the castle used to portray Riverrun on the HBO smash hit series is currently on sale for around $887,000 AUD.
As an aside, just last month a home in Greenwich -- where they found a mummified body wrapped in carpet among piles of hoarded garbage -- went up for sale for $1.8 million.
Anyway, you can own the childhood home of Catelyn Stark -- or, a portion of it at least.
The property listing describes the stunning building as being built in the mid-1800s by the 2nd Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson, occupying the Earls of Gosford until 1921. Gosford Castle was also used in the Second World War to house troops as well as having a prisoner of war camp set up on the estate which is... grim.
The property was later sold to the Ministry of Agriculture which in turn established the Gosford Forest Park which later became Northern Ireland's first conservation forest in the mid-80s. Around 1983 the castle was used as a hotel and in 2006 went under a major renovation to turn the property into more than 20 luxury apartments.
"Particular care was taken to use existing features such as staircases and vaulted ceilings and even to use original colour schemes wherever possible," the site listing explains.
So there you go, if you're depressed by the Australian property market why not hop over to Northern Ireland where you can own part of Game of Thrones history. Also like... real history, but whatever.
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