You Could Own the Guinness Beer Castle Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day
If you think knocking back a few beers gives you a good buzz, just imagine waking up like Guinness royalty on a 5,000-acre estate in the rolling green hills outside of Dublin every morning.
Just in time for the most epic St. Patrick's Day celebration of all time, the castle of your tipsiest dreams could be yours—if you have a spare $29.5 million. (That's like 7,375,000 pints, but hey, to each his own.)
Nicknamed the Guinness Beer Castle but officially called Luggala, the Gothic-style castle, which is now listed for sale, was built in 1787 in an enchanting emerald valley within Ireland's Wicklow Mountains. In 1937, it was given as a wedding gift to Oonagh, Lady Oranmore and Browne, an heiress and socialite known as one of the “Golden Guinness Girls,” by her father.
Luggala has 27 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, sprawling gardens, and plenty of stories to tell. In its time serving as what was reported to be Ireland’s priciest property for short-term rentals (at almost $23,000 a week), it hosted everyone from Michael Jackson to the Rolling Stones.
Buying the home does not get you a lifetime supply of Guinness (though it wouldn't be a bad idea to throw that in—looking at you, Sotheby's), but if you're craving an actual beer more than beer history, you could spend a night in the Guinness Storehouse, instead.