Gosford Castle in Northern Ireland is for sale—or well, at least a hefty portion of it is. A large section of the building, which has been central to the filming of Game of Thrones, is currently entertaining offers above the £500,000 mark, according to its real estate listing. It's a price that seems like a relative steal given this Scottish castle was recently listed for a staggering $20 million.
The Norman Revival style castle in Northern Ireland was designed by London-based architect Thomas Hoppert. Hoppert was famous for his work creating country estates, such as Penrhyn Castle in Wales and Gatton Park in Surrey, England, as well as his work on portions of Windsor Castle. Hoppert designed Gosford Castle for the 2nd Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson. The building was was completed around 1859. While the castle has held a number of uses of the years, most recently (and perhaps most notably for pop culture buffs) the castle served as the exterior location where Robb Stark executed Rickard Karstark in season 3 of HBO's hit series, Game of Thrones.
Prior to its starring turn in Game of Thrones, Gosford Castle's storied history includes housing troops and a POW camp during World War II, as well as serving as a hotel from the early 1980s before falling into disrepair. Recent preservation efforts from a investment group has helped transform a section of the castle into luxury residences. The portion currently listed for sale has been partially developed and includes space for six luxury apartments, each at around 3,500 square feet.
Should you be in the market for a historic investment and don't mind a fixer-upper, this castle pretty much has it all: ornate millwork, a wealth of fireplaces, rich tile work, and beautiful archways.
h/t Travel + Leisure