by HANNAH DAVIS
THE part of Gosford Castle made famous by the Game of Thrones is on sale.
You could own a part of TV history for a cool £500,000
The listed building featured for a number of seasons in the world famous TV show and the part of the castle which is now for sale includes the round tower in which several central scenes in Game of Thrones were recorded.
The exterior of the castle has also been used as a site for a myriad of different scenes in Season Three of the show.
Gosford Castle boasts a long and illustrious history located just outside Markethill. Built in the mid-1800s by the second 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.
Armagh based Maison Real Estate are the agents for the sale of the historic building.
Maison Director, Ciaran McGurgan said: “We have had plenty of people looking at it due to the Game of Thrones show but there are also some very interested parties.”
The portion of the castle being marketed for sale at this point has been partially developed in places with a view to convert the space into six luxury apartments with each boasting an average space of 3500sq ft and with some offering roof top gardens.
A potential purchaser could also invest with a commercial direction in mind as the buildings have been used previously as a hotel and as a movie set for the world famous ‘Game of Thrones’ TV show. The possibilities are endless and only on inspection can this castle and its beautiful location be truly appreciated.
For more information contact Maison on 028 3751 5949.