- The castle used to portray Riverrun in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is up for sale.
- It’s called Gosford Castle, and it’s in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
- A portion of the impressive fortress is on the market for £500,000 ($US650,000) and comprises six large apartments.
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“When I first saw the stone walls of Riverrun rising from the Trident, towering over me – back then, I was a little more easily impressed – the boy in me thought the gods themselves must live in such a place.”
So said Petyr Baelish, or “Littlefinger” as he’s known, of House Tully’s castle in the fictional world of “Game of Thrones.”
“Thrones” fans will recognise the castle from season six of the HBO series, when Jaime Lannister seizes control of the fort from Brynden Tully. It’s also the childhood home of Catelyn Stark, the widow of Ned Stark and mother of some of the show’s biggest characters, Robb, Sansa, Arya, and Bran Stark.
If, like Baelish, you dream of living in such a place, it could soon be made a reality.
Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland – the real-life Riverrun that was used for filming – is up for sale.
The castle is accepting offers over £500,000 ($US650,000) – a steal for the seat of House Tully.
According to the property listing, the castle was built in the mid-1800s by the second Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson.
Since then, the castle has been used to accommodate World War II troops and prisoners of war and been run as a hotel, according to the listing.
In 2006, £4 million was invested in renovating the property in line with its “character and historic integrity,” the listing says.
The portion of the castle for sale comprises six apartments, which have fittingly “Game of Thrones”-style names, like “The Inner Bailey” and “The Round Keep.”
It’s worth noting that the rooms are unfurnished, so you’ll have to bring your own Iron Throne if you want to buy it.
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