Castle of Mey Granary officially opens following £2.6m restoration

Taylor and Fraser has completed the second phase of a restoration and redevelopment contract at the Castle of Mey Granary.

The project, completed for the Castle of Mey Trust, was officially opened last month by HRH The Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay.

The work comprised a new build corporate building clad in timber and locally sourced Caithness stone providing corporate, conferencing, and banqueting facilities along with the conservation and conversion of the existing three storey granary building to create high quality en-suite bedrooms with associated hard and soft landscaping, car parking, and access road upgrading.

The Duke was given a guided tour of the newly refurbished Granary Lodge, purposed as B&B accommodation, and met with staff and invited guests, many who helped to fulfil the project.

Taylor and Fraser has worked on a number of prestigious redevelopment projects, but this one was particularly special with its rich historic royal links. The Castle of Mey, located in Caithness, dates back to 1572. It was property of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, from 1952 to 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to The Trust.

In the past, the Duke’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, often stayed at the castle. Now, visitors can enjoy the stunning grounds with the 10-bedroom granary development overlooking Pentland Firth. The new Granary Lodge is open all year round with the nearby castle and gardens open during the summer months from May to September.

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