Castle and Gardens of Mey
The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572. The castle was acquired by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1952 and renovated and restored by her. For almost 50 years she spent every summer here.Sheltered by a 12-foot high wall from fierce winds and salt spray, this traditional two acre garden is a delight with its generous herbaceous border…
Open 1st May to 30th September inclusive, except from 29th July to 12th August in 2013. ( These dates change slightly each year so please check the website for updates). Open 7 days a week. Opening times - 10.20am to last entries at 4pm to the Castle. The Grounds and Visitor Centre are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm.