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TITLE
Castle of Mey and Dunnet Head, John O'Groats
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1531
PLACENAME
Mey
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33448
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
castles
royal family
royalty
headland
headlands
Castle of Mey and Dunnet Head, John O'Groats

Postcard of Castle of Mey with Dunnet Head in the background.

Castle of Mey, formerly Barrogill Castle, was sold to the Queen Mother in 1952 and restored to its current condition. The Queen Mother spent the last three weeks of August at the Castle, returning for about ten days in October, each year before her passing.

Dunnet Head is the most northerly point on mainland Britain.

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Castle of Mey and Dunnet Head, John O'Groats

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1950s

postcards; Caithness; castles; royal family; royalty; headland; headlands

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of Castle of Mey with Dunnet Head in the background.<br /> <br /> Castle of Mey, formerly Barrogill Castle, was sold to the Queen Mother in 1952 and restored to its current condition. The Queen Mother spent the last three weeks of August at the Castle, returning for about ten days in October, each year before her passing.<br /> <br /> Dunnet Head is the most northerly point on mainland Britain.