Gosford Castle, which was used as Riverrun on the hit HBO show, was on the market for $650k and someone bought it!
The castle used as Riverrun in 'Game of Thrones' was for sale in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in spring 2019 with an asking price for offers over £500,000 (nearly $650k) and it sold, not surprisingly.
Listed by Maison Real Estate in Northern Ireland, Gosford Castle boasts of more than 15 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
Of the castle, Maison says: “Built in the mid-1800s by the 2nd Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson, Gosford Castle is a grade A listed building.”
“It was designed in the Norman Revival style by London architect Thomas Hopper and was occupied by the Earls of Gosford until 1921."
"During the Second World War, the Castle was commandeered and used to accommodate troops and prisoner of war camp was set up in the estate.”
“Following the war, the Achesons sold the Castle to the Ministry of Agriculture who established the 590-acre demesne as Gosford Forest Park which was later designated Northern Ireland’s first conservation forest in 1986."
"The castle fell back into military use during The Troubles before being run as a hotel from 1983.”
“In 2006, the castle was bought by Gosford Castle Development Limited who put forward a £4m proposal to restore the Grade A listed building into 23 luxury residences.”
“The restoration was undertaken by artisans and craftsmen with a focus on retaining the character and historic integrity of the castle. Particular care was taken to use existing features such as staircases and vaulted ceilings and even to use original color schemes wherever possible.”
The castle is divided into six luxury apartments: “These apartments are extremely popular and command great interest when they are placed on the market.”
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* Originally published in April 2019.