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Holy shit, it’s for real

When Uncle B sent me this, I thought it was a piss-take. That’s clearly Lympne Castle in Kent (pronounced “Lim”).

But no, it was up for sale in 2021 for £11 million. If’n you ask me, that’s not a bad price for a 18,862 square foot Medieval castle with 130 acres overlooking France, for cry-yi. It would take a bit of hoovering, though.

That’s the farthest extent of my travels up the coast (I’ve never been to Dover). We briefly considered it as a wedding venue until we learned it is very, very high on a cliff. Don’t do heights.

The new owners will be using it as – what else? – a wedding venue.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: October 16, 2023, 7:26 pm

It’s not the purchase price that is so bad; it’s the continual upkeep costs and ongoing refurbishment that continues to drain the wallet of any pub money.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 16, 2023, 7:32 pm

Heh, for a second as I was reading “We briefly considered…” and my brain filled in “buying it”.

I thought you might enjoy that bit, but really those were the words that rolled across my mind.

Consider that my resume proof that if by some strange circumstance you should happen to buy it, I’d like to apply for the job of “Resident castle idiot”. Clearly I’m qualified.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 16, 2023, 8:38 pm

One wonders how many illegal alien terrorist invaders your government could require the owner to accommodate without compensation?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 16, 2023, 9:32 pm

If the new owners fail to bring in enough weddings, maybe they could do D&D tourneys and Murder Night/dinner theater.

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