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Live like a king in Scotland’s most expensive home

The historic home played host to Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Hans Christian Andersen

June 08, 2014 04:00PM

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Craigcrook Castle

Craigcrook Castle

WEEKENDEDITION A Scottish castle has hit the market just outside Edinburgh asking £6M, or roughly $10 million, making it Scotland’s most expensive single-family home.

The 16th-century castle sits on more than four acres just three miles outside Edinburgh. Originally built in 1542, the home “has played host to a number of famous visitors,” including Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Hans Christian Andersen.

During the 1970s the castle was unfortunately converted into offices; however, much of the original three-story design remains today, according to Curbed.

“Architecturally Craigcrook sits somewhere between a Loire chateau and Downton Abbey,” the Telegraph’s real estate reporter Stuart Penney wrote.

And one more important perk: the property is listed as “freehold,” meaning that it’s inheritable, more-or-less, forever. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron

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