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Since 1952 the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Castle of Mey is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 15 miles east of Thurso and 6 miles west of John O'Groats. It stands on rising ground about 400 yards from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands.

Castle of Mey
KW14 8XH Mey

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Open daily from 1st May to 30th September and closed from end of July to the start of August, dates to be confirmed.

Starts from 10.20am, running at least every 20 minutes, until last admission at 4.00pm.

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Castle, Garden & Grounds
Adult: £12.25
Concession: £10.00
Child: £6.50
Family: £34.00

Gardens & Grounds only
Adult: £6.50
Concession: £6.50
Child: £3.00
Family: £18.00

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Thurso, Mey, Scotland


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