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Castles For Sale!

Updated on November 14, 2012

Live in a castle! We look at some interesting fortified structures that the lucky few can call home...

Castles For Sale! Castles can make great unique homes and often have a variety of unusual rooms, striking architecture and are often in wild locations. Here we take a look at some castles that are currently on the market - from the small to the gargantuan!

Ayton Castle £2.2m

This fantastic 19th Century castle is currently being advertised by Knight Frank for a whopping £2.2m - but with 159 acres, 4 cottages and 17 bedrooms you certainly get your moneys worth..

Castle Schochwitz £850k

The magnificient Castle Schochwitz is located in stunning Saxony. With walls dating back to the 12th Century, 28 bedrooms and restored as a spiritual healing center -
this is one unusual property!

Wyke Castle £500k

Built in 1855, this stunning Victorian residence is situated in sunny Weymouth. Currently on the market with Meyers Estates, it comprises a modest 4 bedrooms, this interesting abode boasts a domed dungeon and freshwater well..

Castle Gogar £2.9m

This stunning 16th Century Castle is on the market with Savilles and is truly breathtaking. Featuring a vaulted crypt, arrow slots and battlements this proeprty has been carefully restored. A luxurious residence even down to the self-filling troughs for the paddock - ensuring your horses will be able to grab a quick drink no matter when the battle commences!

Humewood Castle 8m (Euro)

This stunning Victorian Mansion for sale through Christies sits within grounds totaling 427 acres. Mountain and lake views of County Wicklow can be enjoyed from one of the 12 reception rooms or 10 bedrooms..

Interesting Fact -

The use of the word 'castle' is under some debate, but generally agreed to be a fortified building which is occupied by a lord or a noble person, where as a palace is not fortified and a fortress is not occupied (so maybe it should be renamed as a fortified palace?!)


Fortress, Palace or Castle?

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Great thanks - maybe the castle market is big enough to capitalize on?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A castle?? Why not? I shared this via Facebook in a group called Real Estate Entrepreneurs.

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @mortgage2: Me too...unless there was a big pay packet!

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      mortgage2 4 years ago

      These castles are amazing, I adore them, but wouldn't want to be the cleaner!

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Hey no problem- thanks for the comment!

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @Emma Vine: Thanks!

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Yup - I was reading about one recently that cost £100,000 a year just to keep it running - gulp..

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      Unusualhomes 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You should! There are some fantastic castles to look around - I always wanted to see Kilchurn Castle in Scotland - stunning http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lochawe/kilc...

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I love these castles, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Emma Vine 4 years ago from Texas, USA

      Neat idea! I love this!

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      Oh my. Just think of the staff you'd require... But there is something quite irresistable about a house with turrets!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lovely castles! Maybe someday I can at least get a chance to tour one. :)