Home / Lifestyle / Castle featured in Game of Thrones has been sold

Castle featured in Game of Thrones has been sold

A castle featured in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones has been sold after being put on the market with an asking price of £500,000.

Gosford Castle, known as Riverrun to fans of the show, was built in the mid-19th century and designed by architect Thomas Hopper.

Gosford Castle for sale

It is located in Co Armagh and surrounded by 590 acres of forest.

Gosford Castle was named the 2nd Earl of Gosford, who had the property built.

Gosford Castle for sold

It served as a military base for the British Army during World War II and then again throughout the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In more recent years it was used as a luxury hotel, before being purchased by Gosford Castle Development Ltd in 2006, who planned to convert it into luxury apartments.

Gosford Castle for sale

The portion of the castle sold is partially developed and would is ready to be converted in six 3,500 square feet apartments.

Fans of Game of Thrones will recognise Gosford Castle as Riverrun, which was ruled by the Tullys and used by the Starks before being awarded to Lord Frey by the Lannisters following the Red Wedding massacre that saw the brutal slaughter of some of the show’s key characters.

Gosford Castle for sale

Written by Andrew MooreJoin our community

Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen?

There are three main ways for a person to qualify for Irish citizenship – through birth, through marriage or civil partnership or through naturalisation. Check if you qualify for Irish citizenship

Did you know?

An Irish schoolteacher has created a brilliant YouTube video explaining the history of Ireland in just six minutes. It’s brilliantly done and makes learning both fun and engaging for children and also adults. Find out more.

Have you heard about…

Are you a Celt? Or a Gael? Viking or British? Well it might depend on where you come from in Ireland according to a new study. A genetic map has been created by researchers that reveals the impact of immigration, invasion and plantation throughout Irish history. Find out more.

What about this…

The Incredible life of Irish American Molly Brown saw her labelled ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ by the media after surviving several disasters including the sinking of the Titanic. Find out more.

About Andrew Moore

Check Also

These cows can’t get enough of Adam singing Fields of Athenry

These cows can’t get enough of Adam singing Fields of Athenry

A Californian man found his calling in life when he stood in front of a …