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The Castle and Gardens of Mey

Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
+44 1847 851473
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A royal enthusiasts delight

It was lovely to see inside the castle of Mey, a guide takes small groups around and explains in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane P
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Suffolk
NC500

I wasn't sure about going but my wife wanted to see it.I am glad I went.What a lovely castle and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roaden
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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%
Travellers talk about
“queen mother” (259 reviews)
“walled garden” (76 reviews)
“prince charles” (36 reviews)
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Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
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+44 1847 851473
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"queen mother"
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"walled garden"
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"prince charles"
in 36 reviews
"animal centre"
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"well worth a visit"
in 68 reviews
"guided tour"
in 37 reviews
"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"holiday home"
in 17 reviews
"animal farm"
in 12 reviews
"tea room"
in 24 reviews
"her husband"
in 8 reviews
"lovely home"
in 10 reviews
"front door"
in 9 reviews
"soup"
in 16 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
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"interesting stories"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was lovely to see inside the castle of Mey, a guide takes small groups around and explains in lots of detail about each room, the furnishings and pictures, and how the queen mother lived in the castle. The walled gardens were not at their...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure about going but my wife wanted to see it.I am glad I went.What a lovely castle and what a great insight to the Queen mother.You see the kind of person she was,a family orientated person, with a great sense of humour.Well worth...More

Thank Roaden
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This visit was made by our guide who filled the tour with lovely anecdotes about the Queen mother. We would visit again. On the NC500 then don't miss Mey.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice experience. Well maintained. Very nice tour guides that will answer questions. Nice gardens and grounds.

Thank wohauckIII
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful castle and gorgeous gardens. The falconry guy explains how he trains his falcons and hawks and that was very interesting.

1  Thank Juliedjes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tour of Queen Mother’s summer home . Views were great as well. The walled garden is a Gardner’s delight and the animal farm was great with seriously cute lambs (which we could hold ) . Very enjoyable 2 hours

1  Thank James A P
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 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.

2  Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

1  Thank garyjeb
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Reviewed 5 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

2  Thank yvonnearmstrong1946
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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!

1  Thank Sharon T
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dickymint29
12 May 2018|
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Response from Sharon T | Reviewed this property |
apologies not sure
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Elizabeth B
2 May 2018|
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Response from 57dotty | Reviewed this property |
My answer is as already relayed by the other two people. The shaded area for the dogs and the exercise area, but they are not allowed in the walled garden or the animal centre. Having said that the gardens do not cover a... More
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crimsonbird
29 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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