‘The Great Gatsby’ Mansion Can Be Yours for $17 Million | Fortune.com

No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy your way into the Great American Novel. For that, you need talent and persistence—and maybe some savings to keep afloat before you hit the bestseller lists.

But if you have $16.88 million lying around, you can buy the inspiration for one of the greatest of Great American Novels—because the Long Island house that helped shape The Great Gatsby is up for sale.

The 13-bedroom waterfront home, at 235 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point,… (View original article)

Spanish infante lived in the castle manor of Stará Ľubovňa – spectator.sme.sk

Exposition: Princesses de Bourbon in Ľubovňa castle, the story of Carolin and Isabel, may be seen at Ľubovniansky castle.

Two princesses connected with the House of Bourbon ruling in Spain actually lived in Slovakia. This little-known connection existed thanks to the Polish noble house of Zamoyski who owned the castle manor of Stará Ľubovňa. Two male members of this family married princesses connected to the House of Bourbon.

The first was Andrzej Przemyslaw Zamoyski who mar… (View original article)

Converted Scottish castle on sale for £1.2m

A converted castle gifted to a wealthy Scottish family by Robert the Bruce has gone on the market for offers over £1.195million.

The Edgar family lived in Wedderlie House in the Scottish Borders for 400 years, turning the original keep into a mansion in 1684.

It fell into ruin by the end of the 19th century, but has since been beautifully restored to create a stunning family home.

The ten-bedroom property, on the market with estate agents Knight Frank, is in a… (View original article)

Summer ideas: The historic Kolossi castle in Cyprus

The original castle was built around the year 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
THE HISTORIC Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold on the south-west edge of Kolossi village, just 14 kilometres west of Limassol.It a must see location for a great family day out, as the castle held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages.

The grounds still contain… (View original article)

Castle-like Scottish manor on the market for the affordable price of $325,000

A six-bedroom country house in Scotland is on the market for the surprisingly affordable price of £200,000 ($325,000).

The 492-square-metre home, known as Chesterhill House, is on a 1.3-hectare woodland property in the small town of Newport-on-Tay in Fife.

Built in 1870, the three-storey Tudor-Italianate style home includes many distinctive architectural features, such as castellated parapets and a square plan tower.

Chesterhill House is surrounded by woodlands. Phot… (View original article)

Miniature CASTLE previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history can be yours for just £275k

Miniature castle previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history can be yours for just £275k
Dobroyd Castle, in the heart of the Pennines, was built by a rich industrialist as a symbol of love for his wife

THIS miniature castle, previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history, can be yours for just £275,000.

Dobroyd Castle Lodge is the old gatekeeper’s lodge for a magnificent 19th… (View original article)

Watch: Take in the bliss of the blooming gardens at Blarney Castle | Irish Examiner

Peter Dowdall takes a walk around the blooming Castle gardens this week, where the borders are summer-blowsy.

I found myself wandering around the grounds at Blarney Castle recently. No, I hadn’t decided to join the throngs in line to obtain the gift of the gab, best of luck to them. No, I was here purely to enjoy the gardens. I try and visit every few months as they are improving and progressing at such a pace, I don’t want to miss anything.

In particular, I wanted to see th… (View original article)

Ghost hunters wanted for a spooky event at Kent’s most haunted castle | Kent Live

Wannabe ghost hunters have the chance to hunt the paranormal at one of the country’s most haunted castles next week.Dover Castle is said to be haunted by a drummer boy who was murdered during the Napoleanic wars.It is believed he was decapitated by robbers, and his headless spirit now haunts the castle grounds banging his drum.Read more: The 25 most haunted places in Kent

A monk, a Roman soldier and a woman in a red dress are also said to haunt the castle. Some visitors have reported s… (View original article)

Castle on a hill | TNS – The News on Sunday

It was March 2014, when out of nowhere this castle’s photo appeared in my Facebook’s Newsfeed. I don’t remember searching for castles on Google, but there it was. Maybe it was a sign for me, that what I was seeking, was seeking me as well as Rumi had said.

I was going to visit my sister who lives in Hamburg that year. Taking consideration of Rumi’s insightful quote, I made it a point to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near… (View original article)

Former Mackay man is creating a full-sized Gothic castle | Mackay Daily Mercury

A FORMER Mackay man, who has worked on art projects in the city centre, is building a full-sized Gothic castle in Geeveston, Tasmania.

Francis Shepherd and Christina Kent started building Castle Phoenix in 2010 and have just finished their first battlements. They are funding the project themselves through tiling work, and the castle is expected to take another five years to complete.

Francis said it all started when he took a trip to Tasmania to escape the heat of Mackay. “In… (View original article)