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Castle of Mey


The Castle of Mey, formerly known as Barrogill Castle dates from the 16th century and was built by the Earl of Caithness. The castle is haunted by the ubiquitous Green Lady, said to have been the daughter of the 5th Earl.

She is fell in love with a servant, which caused friction between her and her father. He shut her away in the attic room, and she threw herself from the window. This legend is common in Scotland, see Ackergill Tower.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother purchased the castle that was in a derelict state in 1952 and had it restored as a holiday home for herself and the Royal family. In 1996 she made the property over to the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust which opens the castle and grounds to the public.


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