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The Castle and Gardens of Mey

Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
+44 1847 851473
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Splendid castle

Wonderful hour long tour of the castle - fascinating insight into the Royal Family. Too early in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue P
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Ossett, United Kingdom
via mobile
Delight and good insight into Royal LIfe

This was a real delight the guides were excellent full of enthusiasm and gave a fresh insight into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
garyjeb
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Opening times for The Castle and Gardens of Mey in 2018 will be from 1st May to 30th September inclusive, but will be closed from 25th July to 7th August inclusive. Please check our website for updates.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“queen mother” (257 reviews)
“walled garden” (75 reviews)
“prince charles” (36 reviews)
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Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
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+44 1847 851473
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"tea room"
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"animal farm"
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"her husband"
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"lovely home"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful hour long tour of the castle - fascinating insight into the Royal Family. Too early in the season to appreciate the gardens. Great small gift shop and good cafe. Free parking. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real delight the guides were excellent full of enthusiasm and gave a fresh insight into life at the caste and the Queen Mother. The castle has not been over restored it is as it was and a delight to go around. The...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went to wick in July 2017 and went all round and went to John o groats the wind freezeing then went to the castle of may it was very interesting plenty to see lovley grounds and the cafe resterant was nice lovely food but a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We went in May and were the last visitors of the day, staff gave us a friendly and personal tour it was great, felt like royalty!

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went here at the end of September 2017 just one day before it closed for the winter. We were given a personal conducted tour as no one else had booked at our time. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable, lots of little gems about a...More

Thank 57dotty
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CastleofMey, Manager at The Castle and Gardens of Mey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, the whole team are delighted to hear you had lovely visit with us last September. We are busy getting ready for the 2018 season, hopefully you might make it to Mey again!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This castle is lovely and with the animal center, nearby beach and gardens there is something for all ages. The kids love to get up close to the animals and the older ones and teens enjoy the ghost stories. The gardens are a pleasure and...More

1  Thank Melged2017
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The gardens were great and the tour of the castle (no free access, only via a tour) was well done with small anecdotes of the Queen Mother and plenty of time to look around. As well as the gardens there was a small animal farm....More

Thank Arl99
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Queen Mother’s residence! Not more really needs to be said. Just a short way from John O’Groats the Queen Mother spent many a fine day. Remote and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

In the North of Scotland ... to see where queens mother take time for herself ... :-)) Nice view castle and atmosphere

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice views of the Orkneys from the grounds. The timed guided tours of the Castle are well worth it - the guide we had was not only very knowledgeable but amusing at the same time - the little snippets of life in the Castle both...More

Thank John M
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crimsonbird
30 December 2017|
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Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
The only steps are inside the Castle. Most steps are short, but I think there are about 3 levels to the Castle. I don't remember them being difficult. It is a short distance from the car park to the entrance to the Castle... More
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londoner434
19 May 2017|
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Response from wahaejock | Reviewed this property |
2-3 Hours depending on whether you go to the Café for refreshments and of course oor lovely weather. I hope this was a helpful.
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Gary K
9 March 2017|
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Response from CastleofMey | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your query and I am delighted to be able to answer of your questions: The Castle and Gardens of Mey is situated on the North Coast of Scotland 8 miles west of John O'Groats. You can get to... More
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