Apart from the rampant incest, discouraging mortality rate, and hordes of rampaging ice zombies, who wouldn't want to live in the Game Of Thrones universe? Well, now you have your chance! Barring some kind of Tron-like wizardry that would allow you to hop inside George R.R. Martin's woefully out-of-date computer, the closest you can get to living in Westeros would be to buy an actual property that was featured in the series. Luckily, one has just hit the market: Northern Ireland's Gosford Castle, which stood in for Riverrun.
OK, so maybe it's not as glamorous as King's Landing or one of those sun-dappled Dornish estates, but it's at least a step up from Winterfell, which looks like a frozen latrine (sorry, House Stark). Viewers will remember Riverrun as the home of House Tully, where Catelyn Stark grew up and where Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish spent his boyhood creeping on her. Just think how you can impress guests by pointing out that Robb Stark once decapitated a dude where your barbecue and deck chairs are now!
The real-life location is actually Gosford Castle -- which frankly still sounds like a place where people are constantly being murdered. Even if you're a simple commoner, you can live in the Northern Ireland castle for just $656,000. If that sounds cheap for a castle that hasn't been tainted by the ownership of Nicolas Cage, that's because you don't the whole castle for that price. A developer has divided the castle into "23 luxury residences." Still, the one currently for sale houses six apartments and some units even have "private rooftop gardens" perfect for sunbathing or casual strolls wherein you discuss the best ways to slaughter your enemies.
Of course, this isn't the only famous television location currently up for sale. But where would you rather raise your family: an exotic castle from Game Of Thrones, or a house forever haunted by the twisted debauchery of the Tanner family?
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