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Castle of Mey


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Castle of Mey

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Castle of Mey Castle of MeyThe castle of Mey is the most northern castle on the mainland of Scotland and was called Barrogill Castle for a long time before it got its original name back in 1952 when Elizabeth I, the queen-mother (who died in 2004) bought the castle. It was then in a very bad state and she had it totally renovated. She liked to spent a couple of weeks in the castle every year.. The castle was build in the 16th century but neglected for a long time until Elizabeth bought it. She had the castle restorted to the great state it is in now. Until her death it was one of her favourite places and the tour through the castle (in every room a guide is present with many stories to tell) brings it to live with a personal sphere. In no other castle we could imagine better that people really lived in a castle. Prince Charles still comes here from time to time and obviously the castle is then closed to the public.
More information about the castle on the website of the castle.


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