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TITLE
Castle of Mey showing gardens
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1533
PLACENAME
Mey
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33450
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
castles
royal family
royalty
walls
walled garden
Castle of Mey showing gardens

Postcard showing Castle of Mey and its gardens.

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.

The gardens are protected from the high winds and salt spray of the Pentland Firth by a 12ft high wall that surrounds them.

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Castle of Mey showing gardens

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

postcards; Caithness; castles; royal family; royalty; walls; walled garden

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard showing Castle of Mey and its gardens.<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 /> The gardens are protected from the high winds and salt spray of the Pentland Firth by a 12ft high wall that surrounds them.