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The Castle and Gardens of Mey

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Address: Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
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10:00 - 05:00
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Lovely castle

Great little castle, interesting history, wonderful views, nice garden and animal farm. Friendly helpful staff

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Gail P
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little castle, interesting history, wonderful views, nice garden and animal farm. Friendly helpful staff

Thank Gail P
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having spent the night in Thurso, the castle was just a short drive away. It was charming. Small and very homey. It was clear that the staff love their jobs and feel privileged to work there. They had many anecdotes to share. Until that day, I did not know that Prince Phillip was an artist. It was good to see... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent an afternoon here with the family. The young boys really enjoyed the animal farm, although not very big the animals there are varied and interesting, different types of ducks and geese, donkeys, various chickens, grouse, rabbits, beautiful birds and pigs (cleaner than usual). The enclosed garden is peaceful and in the summer should burst with colour Family ticket parents... More 

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castleofmey, Administrator at The Castle and Gardens of Mey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, the team here at Mey are delighted your boys enjoyed our new Animal Centre! If you are local it would be a saving for you to become a 'Friend' of the Castle. For £50 you can come and enjoy the Castle and Grounds as many times as you want during the open... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully presented Castle and grounds - unspoilt and you actually feel like The Queen Mother really would live like the rooms are set out lots of private photos and gifts presented to her - Janet Roberts is outstanding what a woman her passion for the castle and the stories she shared about the Queen Mother and her stays at the... More 

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Pretoria South Africa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Castle on the first day of the season, which meant no crowds and engaged staff, freshly cleaned and I think decorated visitors center. An interesting and insightful visit; in a small group with a guide who gave information about the castles history, restoration and the routine and habits f the Queen Mother when she was in residence.

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited here on Easter Monday as it is open for the Easter Weekend and was not to busy but would be real busy at the height of the season. Paid the entrance fee at the gift shop [£11.50 for one adult I believe group/family tickets are available.] and wee look round and took some photos until time for the tour... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We really enjoyed our tour round castle mey. The tour guides were very knowledgable and we certainly felt like we got value for money as it was a long informative tour considering the size of the building. Although we didn't eat in the cafe the smells were fantastic. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained.

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castleofmey, Administrator at The Castle and Gardens of Mey, responded to this review

Hi Gabby, we are all delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour, hopefully next time you visit you will have time for lunch! Thank you for spending part of your Easter with us. Best wishes Shirley More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

took a chance that Castle would be open despite one source saying it would not be open until May. Caught a guided tour just in time. One small point. While group kept waiting at front door for a guide to arrive- canopy over the door way? Our guide was very good and knew the Queen mum personally. Amazing to get... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

There were not any clear entrances, many people were backing up, turning around just to find the entrance to park. Looked like a beautiful place, may it is wonderful. However, I ended up entering the parking area via the exit, turning around and exiting the property down the wrong way street.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I have just been to the tearoom at the Castle of Mey and was horrified to find that they charge £6.50 for a ham sandwich. The profit on that sandwich must be astronomical!!!! Unless your very wealthy avoid this cafe!!!

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