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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  • Due to covid restrictions the house is closed but the gardens are open and they were beautiful. We had them almost to ourselves. Very helpful staff. HMQM would be proud.  more »
  • Visited the gardens of castle Mey still in flower even in September. No entrance to the castle but able to walk in front for photo's, well organised with a one way system able to see all the garden...  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic place to visit. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. The cafe was immaculate and tasty. A great bit of British heritage!
  • Great day out had by all, I've been a few times with the family visitors, this time I went with the local scout group we were made to feel welcome. The kids had a great time.
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