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Castle of Mey

Attractions in Thurso, Caithness.

The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to the Trust. The castle is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 15 miles east of Thurso and six miles west of John O'Groats. It stands on rising ground about 400 yards from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands. It is thought t...

7 Day Forecast For Castle of Mey

Our 7 day weather forecast for Thurso updated throughout the day, making it ideal for planning leisure activities, travel and events. Read more about our weather forecasts.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

On Sunday 22nd September 2019 the sun will rise at 06:56 and will set at 19:13. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 16.9°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. Some quite strong winds are possible today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 40mph.

12am
Clear skies
Clear skies
15°C (59°F)
Wind 28mph
Gusting to 33mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1008mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Clear skies
Clear skies
13°C (56°F)
Wind 25mph
Gusting to 34mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1006mb
Humidity: 90%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
12°C (55°F)
Wind 26mph
Gusting to 40mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1005mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
14°C (58°F)
Wind 24mph
Gusting to 29mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1005mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
16°C (62°F)
Wind 20mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1005mb
Humidity: 92%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
16°C (62°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 25mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
16°C (60°F)
Wind 20mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
14°C (58°F)
Wind 16mph
Gusting to 21mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1005mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Monday 23rd September 2019

On Monday 23rd September 2019 the sun will rise at 06:58 and will set at 19:10. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 18.5°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It could be quite a gusty day today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 27mph.

12am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
14°C (58°F)
Wind 15mph
Gusting to 19mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1005mb
Humidity: 92%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
13°C (55°F)
Wind 17mph
Gusting to 25mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 17mph
Gusting to 27mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 95%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
14°C (58°F)
Wind 19mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 1.2mi
12pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
17°C (62°F)
Wind 18mph
Gusting to 20mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
18°C (65°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
17°C (63°F)
Wind 22mph
Gusting to 26mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
15°C (59°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 27mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1004mb
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Tuesday 24th September 2019

On Tuesday 24th September 2019 the sun will rise at 07:01 and will set at 19:07. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 16°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. Some quite strong winds are possible today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 35mph.

12am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
13°C (56°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 33mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
12°C (55°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 33mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1001mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 35mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1000mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
13°C (56°F)
Wind 25mph
Gusting to 31mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1000mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
15°C (59°F)
Wind 22mph
Gusting to 26mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1000mb
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
16°C (60°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 24mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
15°C (59°F)
Wind 19mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
14°C (57°F)
Wind 19mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 1.2mi
Wednesday 25th September 2019

On Wednesday 25th September 2019 the sun will rise at 07:03 and will set at 19:04. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 14.3°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. Some quite strong winds are possible today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 34mph.

12am
Light rain
Light rain
13°C (55°F)
Wind 18mph
Gusting to 27mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 97%
Visibility: 5.6mi
3am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 33mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 19mph
Gusting to 30mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 998mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
13°C (55°F)
Wind 22mph
Gusting to 34mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
14°C (57°F)
Wind 20mph
Gusting to 25mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 999mb
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
14°C (57°F)
Wind 18mph
Gusting to 21mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 998mb
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
14°C (57°F)
Wind 23mph
Gusting to 28mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 997mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
13°C (55°F)
Wind 25mph
Gusting to 34mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 997mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Thursday 26th September 2019

On Thursday 26th September 2019 the sun will rise at 07:05 and will set at 19:01. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 13.5°C. A few showers are expected, 3mm of rainfall is possible today. Some quite strong winds are possible today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 54mph.

12am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 28mph
Gusting to 44mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 995mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
12°C (53°F)
Wind 29mph
Gusting to 49mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Moderate rain
Moderate rain
11°C (53°F)
Wind 32mph
Gusting to 54mph
Rain: 3mm
Pressure: 991mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 4.3mi
9am
Light rain
Light rain
12°C (54°F)
Wind 26mph
Gusting to 41mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 5.6mi
12pm
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
13°C (55°F)
Wind 17mph
Gusting to 26mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 5.6mi
3pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
13°C (56°F)
Wind 15mph
Gusting to 18mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 991mb
Humidity: 90%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
13°C (55°F)
Wind 1mph
Gusting to 1mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 992mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
12°C (54°F)
Wind 12mph
Gusting to 20mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Friday 27th September 2019

On Friday 27th September 2019 the sun will rise at 07:07 and will set at 18:58. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 11.8°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be quite a breezy day, with a maximum expected wind speed of 23mph.

12am
Clear skies
Clear skies
11°C (52°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Clear skies
Clear skies
11°C (52°F)
Wind 9mph
Gusting to 17mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 85%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
11°C (52°F)
Wind 8mph
Gusting to 14mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 85%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
11°C (52°F)
Wind 9mph
Gusting to 15mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
11°C (53°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 19mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
11°C (53°F)
Wind 13mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
11°C (53°F)
Wind 13mph
Gusting to 23mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
11°C (52°F)
Wind 12mph
Gusting to 20mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Saturday 28th September 2019

On Saturday 28th September 2019 the sun will rise at 07:09 and will set at 18:56. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 11°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be quite a breezy day, with a maximum expected wind speed of 19mph.

12am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
11°C (51°F)
Wind 10mph
Gusting to 19mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 993mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi

About Our Weather Forecast For Thurso

Our weather forecast for Thurso is updated throughout the day and has been found to be very reliable for planning activities such as days out, leisure, travel, events, fishing, golf and gardening.

For activities that rely on weather forecasts for safety or financial reasons, such as farming, flying, sailing and shipping, we have found our forecasts to be reliable, but we always recommend that you compare several weather forecast sources to ensure you are able to plan your activities safely.

Castle of Mey

Thurso
Caithness
KW14 8XH

01847 851227

The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to the Trust.
The castle is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 15 miles east of Thurso and six miles west of John O'Groats. 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. Seen from a distance, its turreted aspect is very striking. 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 parapet of the large turret is supported on winged cherub heads as corbels, similar to those on Carberry Tower, Midlothian.

There are numerous gun slits throughout the ground floor, several in the angles of the tower and more at first-floor level. The round arched entrance to the courtyard, on the north aspect is unaltered.

The walled garden and parkland to the west and the east border and parkland to the east are protected by the Great Wall of Mey - 12 feet high - which gives very necessary protection from the severe gales and salt spray.

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