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The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness

North and West Highlands

Completed in 1572, The Castle & Gardens of Mey was lovingly remodelled and furnished by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother when she bought it in 1952 and saved it from abandonment. Open between May and September, this 5-star attraction offers a fascinating glimpse into a castle that served as a holiday retreat for the Royal Family. The castles and gardens remain in-keeping with her original designs. You may also wish to stop by the animal centre which is home to various rare breeds of farm animal. Continue west along the route to visit RSPB Dunnet Head Nature Reserve.

You are 154 miles through this 158 mile route
The mileage is estimated for guidance only. Please check exact directions and traffic conditions before you begin your journey

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