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Castle of Mey
The Castle of Mey is in the north of Scotland in the county of Caithness.
The Castle of Mey was the Queen Mother's Home in Caithness and now in trust. Visit and enjoy the castle and the gardens when you visit Caithness, it is close to Thurso and John O'Groats.
Entrance to the Castle is open to the public during certain times of the spring and summer when the castle is not being used as a royal residence. Please check the official website for details of opening times.
Castle of Mey - www.castleofmey.org.uk
Castle of Mey Gardens
The walled gardens has a productive vegetable garden, as well as flowers.
The Castle of Mey's Gardens have vegetables, flowers, fruit and ornamental features including this attractive garden barrow.
In the Castle of Mey there is a walled garden where vegetables as well as ornamental plants are grown. The glasshouse is used to raise plants for the castle.
Animals at Castle of Mey
For animal and pet lovers there is the small animal centre and exhibit where you can see a range of chickens, pigs, sheep and other animals. Kids love visiting this area of the castle.
Castle of Mey in Caithness, Scotland.
The castle has a lovely visitor centre where you can shop for gifts and relax in the well run restaurant and coffee shop. The Castle, gardens and visitor centre have been awarded 5 stars by Visit Scotland and we certainly agree that this should be on your agenda for your visit to Scotland.
The gardens are beautiful and when you consider that they are growing at the north of Scotland, near Dunnet Head, Scotland's most northerly point then is goes to show what can be achieved with shelter - a walled garden that also uses internal hedges to provide a good shelter belt. It also gives credit to the garden staff who lovingly look after the Queen Mother's garden.
View of the front of the Castle of Mey and the canons on the lawn.
Picture of Highland Cattle taken at Dunnet Head near the Castle of Mey.
View from Dunnet Head near the Castle of Mey