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Re: Scotland, castles

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Hi jenny --

Here is a website with info /pictures on 241 Scottish castles !

Here is the section dealing with MEY Castle ::
The Castle of Mey is located on the northern coast of Scotland between Thurso
John O'Groats. It looks out to sea across the Pentland Firth.
Built as a Z-plan castle between 1566 and 1572 by the fourth Earl of
Caithness, it
was bought by the Queen Mother in 1952 when it was in a state of disrepair.
renovated the castle, she now spends part of every summer there. In September
1996 she handed the castle, its 2000 acre estate and her prize-winning herd of
Aberdeen Angus over to a charitable trust to make their future secure.
Although the
castle is not open to the public now, it might be one day. The gardens are
open on the odd day during the tourist season.
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