Castle of Mey

Highland | John o' Groats | Stately home | ★★★★

[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]

Location & info

📌 Castle of Mey ★★★★
Off the A836 5 mi west of John o' Groats, G.R.: ND 290739 ///
Open daily, May to September; Wednesday & Thursday in April; some summer closures - see official website | £12.25 adult / £6.50 child

[Castle of Mey]


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