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27 January 2022, 10am-3pm

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  • TypeLand
  • Ownership Freehold
  • Occupation Vacant
  • Bedrooms 0

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Full Address:  Muness Castle and 160 Acres, Unst, Shetland Isles, ZE2 9DL

Opportunity to purchase your own 15th century castle set within 160 acres of land in stunning location on the east coast of the dramatic Isle of Unst in the far north of Scotland.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THE MOST NORTHERLY CASTLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES. Included in sale are a number of crofter's cottages (mainly in derelict condition) and barns.

Grade A listed castle built in 1598 for Laurence the Bruce; half-brother of Robert the Bruce. The property is currently maintained by Historic Environment Scotland -free of charge.

Purchase of this historic FREEHOLD property and mineral rights (part diviso share). With gold and copper reserves discovered in recently commissioned geological survey (Not made available to FPA).

Unst is the UK's most northerly island and rich in Viking history. The island is believed to have inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel- Treasure Island.

The castle forms a rectangular block 22.3 by 7.9 metres (73 by 26 ft) with circular towers at the north and south angles. The ground floor and first storey survive virtually intact and the corbelling supports for small turrets on the east and west corners on the second storey remain. The roof was probably gabled and the towers likely had conical roofs. The entrance is located on the south-western side and is covered by gun loops in the main block and in the southeastern tower. Opportunity to purchase your own 15th century castle set within 160 acres of croft land in stunning location on the east coast of the dramatic Isle of Unst in the far north of Scotland. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THE MOST NORTHERLY CASTLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES. Included in sale are a number of crofter's cottages (mainly in derelict condition) and barns. Grade A listed castle built in 1598 for Laurence the Bruce; half-brother of Robert the Bruce. The property is currently maintained by Historic Environment Scotland -free of charge as Guardians. Purchase of this historic FREEHOLD. The seller has stated that he believes the purchase to come with a barony title, however has not investigated. Please note Future Property Auctions have not made any investigation to the Barony title. ALL INVESTIGATIONS MUST BE MADE BY THE BUYER TO SATISY THEMSELVES. There are and mineral rights (part diviso share) with gold and copper reserves discovered in recently commissioned geological survey.

Muness Castle is located on Unst, which is one of the Shetland Islands of Scotland. The castle is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the village of Uyeasound. Unst is Scotland's most northerly inhabited island, and Muness is the most northerly fortalice in the British Isles. It was designated as a scheduled monument in 1953 and is currently run as a museum by Historic Environment Scotland. Unst is world famous for its extraordinary wildlife. With superb coastline and well maintained inland, the island boasts as a point on the map for unique wildlife in flowers, birds and sea life. Whales (including Orcas) and dolphins are regularly spotted off the coats. Seals are a common sighting in and around the shores of Unst. Grey and Common Seals live in the rockier habitats, and you can often see them around the sea caves in Autumn. Otters can be seen all around the Unst coast with the island's most famous inhabitants being the puffins.

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Opening Bid: £149,000

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Auction Details

Date & Time: 27 January 2022, 10am-3pm
Type: Timed Online Auction

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