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The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre

Mey, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to the Trust.

The castle itself is fascinatingly developed and decorated, with informative guides and historical markers leading the way. The gardens are equally impressive and make for excellent photo opportunities.

The new Animal Centre is based in the old granary and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere gives them the opportunity to see animals well cared for in a happy environment. Visitors can have hands-on, supervised contact with some of the animals, providing an enjoyable and educational visit.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Thurso, Mey, The Highlands, KW14 8XH, Scotland


Click here to visit The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre's website
01847 851473

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

The Castle

May through September

Monday to Sunday 10:20 - last entry 16:00

The Visitor Centre, Tearoom, Shop, Grounds and Animal Centre

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adult: £11

Children: £6.50

Under 5s: Free

Family: £29


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