One of the last castles in England with an active moat is put up for sale for £ 5 million. The incredible Caverswall castle was bought by tycoon Robin McDonald for £ 1.7 million in 2006. McDonald put the castle on sale in 2014 for £ 3 million, saying that he wants to buy for himself and his family a smaller housing. But then he could not sell the castle, and after some time was fined for almost £ 100 thousand for pollution.
The fact is that on 20 acres of land that belongs to McDonald, parties, weddings and corporate parties were organized, whereas the owner did not have the right to conduct such events without a corresponding license, which had to be purchased from the local council. The castle itself was built in the 13th century on the site of an Anglo-Saxon manor near Stoke-on-Trent. The earliest registered owner of the castle was Emuf de Hesing. Then the possessions were handed over to Sir William de Caverswall who combined the individual streams and channels into a single ditch and built towers inside the outer walls of the castle.