15th century Kilberry Castle in Scotland is for sale for less than the average London home

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Kilberry Castle is a historically significant property that is available for about £650,000, or roughly $900,000 USD. Scotland’s west coast is where the castle is situated.

Built in the fifteenth century, this castle has four secondary bedrooms, ten primary bedrooms, five reception rooms, and four baths. The main bedrooms are regarded as the most significant spaces in the castle. In addition to the main house, there is a quaint cottage on the property that offers three extra bedrooms that is being sold.

Kilberry Castle is located just on the edge of the community’s boundaries and was constructed in the 15th century, the same century as the village of Kilberry. Following their takeover of the land administration in 1550, the Campbell clan has held ownership of the castle ever since. Some people think that the castle was first constructed as a fort sometime around the year 800 CE, to fend off Viking attacks on a neighboring church. The length of time the castle has been standing lends credence to this hypothesis.

The English pirate Captain Proby attacked the castle in 1513, and he eventually set it on fire, destroying it. Above the stronghold gate is a commemorative inscription that says, “plundered and torched by Capt. Proby an English pirate, 1513.”

During the Scottish Civil War, a detachment of island-based royalists besieged the fortress (1643–1645). Between 1643 and 1645 was when the war broke out. A second fire destroyed the castle in 1773, this time while Colin Campbell was the owner. Campbell participated in the Battle of Culloden as a member of the Argyll militia. This particular incident happened during his reign.

The castle lay in partial ruin until 1843, when John Campbell 9th of Kilberry repaired it. He expanded the property to the north and built the tower at the same time.

On the top floor of the structure is one of the most important historical artifacts that the castle has to offer. When scarlet fever struck in 1885, little Archie Campbell was confined to his room for the most of the year because of the severity of his illness. His nurse had piled newspaper clippings from the London Illustrated News about the room so he would have something to look at while he waited. When these cutouts were first published, the great majority of them were political caricatures of the time. A wall has remained mostly intact in its basic structure even in this day and age.

historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k
historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k
historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k
historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k
historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k
historic 15th century castle for sale for £650k

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