Castle of Mey

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Castle of Mey: It stands on rising ground about 400 yards from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands. It is thought that a fortified granary occupied the site originally. Constructed on a z-plan, the castle was built between 1566 and 1572. The jutting towers and corbelled turrets are typical of that period of the 16th century, particularly the chequered character of the corbelling of the smaller turrets. The main range is of three storeys and an attic, with four storey square towers on opposite angles.

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Castle of Mey is located west of Barrogill, off the A836. 20 miles north of Wick, on the A99-A836.

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Address: Castle of Mey, Thurso, Caithness, Highlands, KW14 8XH, UK
Phone: 01847 851473

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