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A former 19th-century coaching inn, Castle Arms Hotel is a Visit Scotland award winning hotel just 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. Food in the restaurant was excellent, fantastic friendly staff. Overall a great experience would highly recommend
Set in the rural village of Mey, close to the Castle of Mey and 11 km from John o' Groats, The Hawthorns B & B features bed and breakfast accommodation with spacious rooms, free WiFi, private... I welcome that I got when I walked in tired. Very helpful one of the best b/b I have ever stayed in.
Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and within 10 miles from the village of John o’Groats, The Hideaway offers open views over the moorland and the Orkney Islands. It's perfectly named the hideaway! It was our little slice of heaven! The view is breathtakingly beautiful! Garden fully secured so did not have to worry about the dogs! The owner's are fantastic too!
Set in Scarfskerry in the Highlands Region, this semi-detached holiday home has a remote countryside location, 16 km from Thurso. A warm and cozy cottage for a lovely stay! A perfect place along the north coast 500 to relax and unwind. Very charming, can’t find one fault!
Situated in Barrock in the Highlands region, April house features accommodation with free private parking. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge. Good clean accommodation. Friendly and helpful proprietor. In a nice quiet and safe location. Good facilities generally, and very safe and secure. Very adequate snacks etc provided if you are hungry. Plenty of breakfast, but this is a cold breakfast (rather than a continental breakfast) which is given to you the night before in a cold box, and you prepare it yourself. Reasonably priced.
With a restaurant and a garden, Burnside Cottage is situated in Wick and features free WiFi. The stay was excellent! The room is large and clean. Nice hostess who tells what to do in the area. The breakfast was tasty. We will recommend this b & b to others
Set in West Canisbay, RetreatOnThe500 offers accommodation with free WiFi and a garden. A cooked or continental breakfast is available daily at the property, and is included in the rate. A lovely retreat during our 6 day tour of the NC 500 route. On arrival, we were upgraded to an en suite room, which was an unexpected bonus. The room was spacious and the bed was really comfortable, which was important to us, after a long drive that day. The pre-ordered breakfast had excellent choices for dietary requirements (vegetarian for me and full Scottish breakfast for Martin!). We very much appreciated the jug of fresh milk for our room for the tea/coffee. Our host Lilias was very knowledgable and informative about local history and areas of interest for our route, and this was another bonus for our ongoing journey. We enjoyed meeting Lilias’ beautiful dog Sally at breakfast at my request and we loved the location of the property, which overlooks the Isle of Stroma and the Orkney islands beyond. The spectacular rainbow during breakfast was an excellent encore to our stay. We would definitely like to return if we are in the area in the future? Thank you to Lilias for the wonderful hospitality.
The Castle of Mey and gardens are a lovely tourist attraction in this remote corner of Scotland and certainly worth a visit. Helpful and informative guides give a real insight into the time spent there by the late Queen Mother and the possessions, furniture and other memorabilia are well chosen and interestingly presented. The cafe and visitors centre is light, airy, clean and welcoming- not overly expensive either.
Great place to visit lots of history with the Queen mum.A surprise visit from Prince Charles at the castle had the staff all very excited. We were very lucky to get to see Prince Charles close-up ,it was an impromptu visit and we are glad we went .All the volunteer staff were very knowledgeable and very friendly.The coffee /gift shop was lovely and I highly recommend the freshly baked scones with thick clotted cream.
Castle Mey, The Orkneys and John O Groats can be visited from this location on the North Coast Route 500. The castle is a delight with wonderful informative staff giving you a private glimpse into the Queen Mum's life. The Orkneys is a lovely trip to tag on and easy to get to by Pentland Ferries. But miss John O Groats as it is such a disappointment and actually not the most northern point (Dunnet Head is). We stayed at The Castle Arms, Mey an ideal location with friendly hosts. The menu is very good and excellent quality.
Super, friendly and welcoming little hotel serving high end restaurant quality food. Imaginative dishes, made using mostly local produce, which made it such a special treat to stay there. We stayed 6 nights, so both the breakfast and dinner menus were well tested by us! The bedroom wa clean, comfortable and well equipped, as was the en suite bathroom. Good wifi connection in the lounge and some bedrooms. Comfortable lounge with good selection of drinks. The Castle of Mey is nearby and Dunnet Bay, Dunnet Head and John O'Groats is just a few miles. Plenty of car parking space at the hotel too. Absolute gem of a place!
Our main aim was to visit the Castle of Mey. This was lovely and very scenic setting right next to the sea. Mey is only a few miles along from John O'Groats where you can take a day trip over to the Orkney islands. Well worth a visit.
The Castle of Mey is the main attraction. Makes a great day out. Mey is half way between John O'Groats and Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the UK mainland. Dunnet bay is brilliant for walking. Excellant boat trips from John O'Groats.
Stunning location, on moorland just outside the village of Mey. Friendly and informative hosts.
Lovely hotel , really nice owners great location