Castle of Mey

[Castle of Mey from its gardens]

With stunning gardens and an open farm, this is comfortably one of northern Scotland's best man-made attractions. And the castle hasn't even been mentioned yet! The Castle of Mey is the "Queen Mother's castle": although originally constructed by the 4th Earl of Caithness, it was eventually bought by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in 1952. The subsequent renovations and restorations she oversaw contribute to a fascinating visitor experience - it's a popular destination, but deservedly so.

[Castle of Mey]

Name: Castle of Mey ★★☆
Location: Off A836 5 miles west of John o' Groats, G.R.: ND 290739 ///heat.date.rhino
Open (2018): Daily, May to September; Wednesday & Thursday, early & mid-April, plus Easter weekend. Some closures over summer - see official website
Cost (2018): £11.50 (adults), £6.50 (children)

[Castle of Mey]

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