Game of Thrones-style castle for sale in north Wales:six-bedroom tower home has hidden staircases, a fortress wall and a fire-breathing dragon

A spectacular modern-day fortress home with six bedrooms and a rooftop viewing platform overlooking the Clywd valley is for sale in north Wales.

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A castle complete with fire-breathing dragon might sound like a medieval relic from Game Of Thrones, but this vast edifice was built in north Wales just 20 years ago.

The property is fronted by a fortress-like stone wall, while a dragon - carved from a 200-year-old tree - breathes fire at guests, or unwelcome visitors.

Architect John Taylor designed Gyrn Castle for himself to live in and work began in 1977 but wasn't finished until 1994, thanks to the installation of a host of ingenious features, including hidden staircases, invisible wall loudspeakers, grand fireplaces and a panoramic viewing area.

With a guide price of £3 million, the castle in Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, in Denbighshire, north Wales, is set in 46 acres of land and sits on the crest of a hill overlooking the Clywd valley, with Snowdon visible in the distance.

The ground floor includes not only two reception rooms, a dining room, library, drawing room, cinema room, and en suite bedroom, but also a kitchen with two pantries and a utility room.

Upstairs, a reception room plays host to a grand viewing balcony, a study and the master bedroom, complete with its own living room, dressing area and en suite bathroom.

The second floor has another en suite bedroom, with its own dressing room. while up another floor in the tower are two en suite bedrooms and a staircase leading to the rooftop panoramic viewing platform.

The outdoor dragon has been carved from a 200-year-old tree

A guest lodge in an enclosed, gated courtyard features a reception room, kitchen and en suite bedroom.

Outside is not only a triple garage, but a grotto - once a sheep pen - which has been covered with shells.

Although you might never want to leave this Welsh stronghold, trains to Euston from nearby Penyffordd station take as little as three hours, albeit with changes in Shotton and Chester.

Gyrn Castle is for sale with a guide price of £3 million.

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