Originally a Z plan castle bought by the Queen Mother in 1952 and then restored and improved. The walled garden and the East Garden were also created by the Queen Mother. An animal centre has been established over the last three years and is proving very popular with all ages. New herbaceous border, east facing, nestled under the west wall contains agapanthus, phlox, pink aconitum, sidalcea, verbascum and knautia among others.
On the A836 between Thurso and John O'Groats.
Wednesday 5 July 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday 12 July 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 19 August 10:00am - 5:00pm
Gardens only: £6.50, children £3.00, family £19.00 Castle & Gardens: £11.50, concessions £9.75, children £6.50, family £30.00
Donation to SG Beneficiaries
Tearoom, shop and animal centre. Visitor Centre, Animal Centre and Gardens open 10.00am - 5.00pm. Castle opens 10:20am and last entries are at 4:00pm.
Open from mid May 2017 to the end of September 2017.