Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, Thurso

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Queen Elizabeth transformed Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust from a crumbling seaside castle to her holiday home in the 1950s. Originally built in the 1500s, the outside is undoubtedly built for defensive purposes, both against the harsh Scottish weather and fierce enemies. Inside, however, the castle preserves the charm and subtle touches of the Queen Mother. Now open to the public, take a guided tour to get personal anecdotes from the guides who knew the Queen Mother personally. Stroll through the botanical gardens where she spent a good portion of her time. Pay a visit to the castle barn to feed the animals. Using our online itinerary creator, Thurso attractions like Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On the only wet day of our Nc Route500 trip we decided to take a slight detour to the Castle of Mey it was certainly well worth it, We had a young guide who described the History & the Queen Mothers &...  more »
  • Whilst staying at The Granary, we visited the Castle and were delighted to find it very cosy and homely, with informative guides bringing the place alive with their many stories. The shop was well sto...  more »
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  • The best tour of anywhere we have ever done. Our guide John was brilliant. He was charismatic, told little stories and anecdotes that really enriched the whole tour. 5* doesn't do this tour justice. He was amazing!!!!
  • Wonderful grounds and house. Our tour guide was very informative and has lots of facts prepared about the house. The gardens are very well kept and pretty. The animal sanctuary was brilliant, we were treated to feeding the lambs. Definitely worth spending a few hours on site.
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