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Visitor Info

Getting Here

Location Map

Check out where we are on the map to the left. 

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Parking Info

The Castle & Gardens of Mey has a car park in front of the Visitor Centre, including disabled spaces close to the entrance, and we also offer additional parking spaces for coaches, campervans and motorbikes.  These are signposted as you drive in. 

Public Transport

Getting here couldn't be easier with our quick guide to public transport in and around Caithness.

For visitors staying in Thurso and travelling to the Castle it is a beautiful walk from the top of the drive to the Castle approximately 15-20 minutes on flat ground. Bus services are operated by Stagecoach, find the timetable here

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From the East:

  • Follow the A99 from Wick to John O'Groats. Once you have reached John O'Groats turn left onto the A836 for 6 miles to reach the Castle of Mey.

From the West:

  • Follow the A836 from Thurso along the coastline for 14 miles before arriving at the Castle of Mey
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Train tickets can be bought from Scotrail to reach the far north. Thurso Train Station is approximately 14 miles away from the Castle and Wick Train Station is approximately 23 miles away. Further transport i.e. bus/car is needed to continue on to Mey.

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Visiting with Dogs

We appreciate that some of our visitors take their dogs as well to enjoy the sights at the Castle of Mey.  There is very little shade in the car park so if you are worried about leaving your dogs in the car, parking alongside the wall outside the car park will offer the best shade. 

You are welcome to walk your dogs on a lead in the grounds, but please do not take them to the Castle, Animal Centre nor into the Walled Garden (unless they are guide dogs).

We ask that you please pick up after your pet and take any 'gifts' away with you. Please take great care in the presence of livestock, particularly cows with calves as their reaction to dogs can be very unpredictable.