Step inside the most incredible castles for sale
We’re taking a look at the best castle homes currently listed for sale on Rightmove – from fully restored medieval castles to stunning overseas fortresses.
So, sit back and take a look at some of these fascinating properties. Some of them have some really quirky features but all of them are likely to stir up memories of childhood fairy tales and stories of knights and kings. Enjoy!
Historic castle with links to Mary Queen of Scots
A grandiose castle said to be one of the most legendary in Scotland is on the market and could be yours for a hefty £8 million.
Seton Castle in East Lothian dates back to the 18th Century and is said to have been made from the stones of Seton Palace – Mary’s favourite retreat.
Set in an incredibly beautiful 13 acres of parkland and gardens in Longniddry, the castle has been transformed into a 13-bedroom home with working stables and even its very own private tavern.
Despite some modern features, however, its historic past remains undisguised in the form of secret staircases, curved doors and walls, arched windows and hidden doors inside the turreted building.
The restoration project has been unbelievably thorough, with the use of original French oak flooring from the same period, painstakingly renewed ironwork, staircase and ceilings, along with a major upgrade of all services and the rebuilding of turrets, chimneys and parapets.
East Lothian is also home to the world’s oldest golf club. Indeed, Mary Queen of Scots is said to have caused scandal by playing golf at Seton in 1568 following the death of her husband Lord Darnley. The open championship course of Muirfield is a mere 8-mile drive from Seton.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside added: “This neoclassical masterpiece is a charmingly impressive feat of architectural craftmanship. The restoration, which offers a successfully eclectic mix of styles and influences, is sublime. I’m also a big fan of the 10,000-bottle wine cellar that has been spectacularly brought back to life.”
This property is being listed for sale with Savills.
Mirror image of Highgarden from Game of Thrones
Highgarden was the seat of House Tyrell in HBO fantasy franchise Game of Thrones. As regional capital of the Reach, the green fields that surrounded Highgarden were littered with golden roses. It felt like a magical place.
Likewise, this fairytale castle in Mallorca is a tropical paradise. Bell Esguard stands proudly and reflects a bygone era when returners to Sóller, following the failed orange harvest, built the finest houses with their new-found wealth. This castle boasts a replica Neo Gothic tower and an abundance of turrets and gargoyles.
This property is listed for sale with Engel & Voelkers.
Historic castle once owned by Henry VIII’s wives
This grandiose centuries-old castle has been handed down the generations of British royalty and now it can be yours for £3.25 million.
The original castle was in the ownership of the Royal family for 500 years before it was destroyed during the English Civil War in 1648, with the current structure dating back to the 1830s.
The Grade I-listed castle is situated on the edge of a picturesque market town in Wiltshire, built of attractive stone with enchanting castellations and turrets.
The nine-bedroom property boasts an abundance of period features, from the stone mullioned windows and detailed stone archways to the richly decorated high ceilings – its history is visible at every turn.
The library is stacked with elaborately carved bookcases lining two walls, while the dining room boasts enough space for lavish parties and glitzy events.
Devizes Castle took its name from the Medieval Latin castrum ad divisas, meaning ‘the castle at the boundaries’, because it stood at the central point of three manors. Many records state that the first castle was built on the site by Bishop Osmund of Salisbury in approximately 1080.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “They say an Englishman’s home is his castle but rarely are we able to peek inside an actual bona fide castle that has such a rich heritage and strong connection with the British monarchy. This property beautifully maintains its charming character and detail, but also represents a contemporary, modern home. It’s undoubtedly one of the most luxurious homes on Rightmove.”
This property is listed for sale with Savills.