‘Game Of Thrones’ Castle Is Up For Sale In Northern Ireland

Posted: by July 25th, 2018

A 19th century castle which was featured on the hit TV show Game of Thrones is now up for grabs in County Armagh.

Built in the mid-1800s by the second Earl of Gosford, this Grade A listed building was used for a number of violent scenes on the HBO show – most notably for the beheading of Rickard Karstark in season three and the siege of Riverrun in season six.

The property is on the market for a cool £500,000 and consists of six apartments with an average space of 3,500 sq ft. The listing also includes the Great Hall, The Dining Room House, Old Keep, Inner Bailey, the Library Wing and The Round Tower, where many famous scenes were filmed. The apartments have 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 10 reception rooms, although it goes without saying that the building will need a little bit of work before anyone can move right in and call it home. 

Gosford Castle is one of the most distinguished buildings in County Armagh and has a long history. It was commandeered and used to accommodate troops during the Second World War and a prisoner of war camp was set up on the estate. 

After the war, it was sold to the Ministry of Agriculture who established the 590 acre demesne as Gosford Forest Park – NI’s first conservation forest.

The castle was under military use again during the troubles but from 1983 was run as a hotel.

In 2006 it underwent major refurbishment after being bought by Gosford Castle Development Ltd who put forward a 4m proposal to restore the building in 23 luxury apartments. 

See the property listing: Gosford Castle, Markethill

If you want to find out more about this property, contact Maison Real Estate on 028 (37) 515949.

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