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“Family visit”

The Castle and Gardens of Mey
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Thurso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Opening times for The Castle and Gardens of Mey in 2017 will be from 17th May to 30th September inclusive, but will be closed from 28th July to 9th August inclusive. Please check our website for updates.
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Brilliant for kids and grandparents. You could easily spend the whole day here. The cream tea was yummy.

Thank KenTeal
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We visited the Castle and Gardens on a coach tour. We found the staff so very friendly and helpful in the Castle, in the café and around the grounds.
Well worth a visit even if you are not a royalist!
Delicious scones in the café.

Thank MarilynSouthsea
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The Queen Mother's Castle of Mey: That was a nice visit.

At the door were were greeted by Nancy who knew QM since she was a girl. All her family farmed and worked for her. She was very pleased that the QM put the place into a charitable trust, otherwise they could have been homeless. QM used to visit the castle for a few weeks twice a year - March & August ever since she bought the place after her husband's death in 1952. All over were her personal items, photos, shoes, her favourite coat, even an outfit. In each room the guides told stories from their personal knowledge - one as a policeman. Some didn't know the QM, but spoke of Prince Charles who comes for 10 days every year and religiously does some of things that his grandmother did, even to picking a vase of sweet peas.

The views were great too.

Wheelchair access probably limited - the QM went up some tricky steps when she was 101

Thank Incartek
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The walled garden is stunning, the roses smell amazing and plenty of local flora and fauna. The animal centre is great, we saw the most adorable ducklings and goslings. Worth a visit. Didn't tour the house but will be back to visit again

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

A lovely castle to visit and discover a bit more about the Queen Mother. Guided tours and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank North_Lodge
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