The Prince of Wales has launched a new luxury development at the Queen Mother’s former Scottish holiday home, Castle of Mey, in a bid to attract new visitors to the castle and help the local community to thrive. The Queen Mother passed the safeguarding of her beloved home on to her eldest grandchild – known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland – after her death in 2002, and he’s been dedicated to securing the castle’s future.
HELLO! joined Prince Charles as he formally opened a new ten-bedroom bed and breakfast in the grounds of the castle, the Granary Lodge, which has been designed to pay homage to the castle’s rich royal history. The Queen Mother visited the castle every August and October until she was 101, and a wall filled with black-and-white photographs show her at local dances, the annual Mey games, and walking with her corgis.
The Prince of Wales has opened a new bed and breakfast at Castle of Mey
The new lodge was Prince Charles’ idea, based on a similar venture at Dumfries House in Ayrshire. "He was completely involved and approved everything. He always says the devil’s in the detail and he’s absolutely right, because if you get something wrong, it’s wrong forever," said Robert Lovie of The Prince’s Foundation.
Castle of Mey and Granary Lodge (Highland Drones and Angus Mackay Photography)
Pick up a copy of this week’s HELLO! magazine to see more amazing pictures of the opening of the lodge and for a peek inside the historic castle. To WIN win a stay at The Granary Lodge at Castle of Mey follow the details below.
Win a stay at Castle of Mey
To celebrate the opening of The Granary Lodge at Castle of Mey, one lucky reader and a guest will have the chance to experience Scotland’s northernmost royal hideaway as part of a two-night luxury stay in Caithness.
The winner will be treated to accommodation at luxury bed and breakfast The Granary Lodge and will be able to arrive in style via the North Coast 500 thanks to a three-day classic car hire from Inverness courtesy of North Coast Classics, the classic car self-drive specialists in the Scottish Highlands. The prize also includes a VIP tour for two of Dunnet Bay Distillery, Scotland’s most northerly gin distillery, and a bottle of their signature Rock Rose Gin. To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your email address below:
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- Competition open to UK residents only.
- Two-night stay to be taken before the end of 2019, excluding bank holidays
- Date options are subject to availability
- Three-day car hire of winner's choice (subject to availability) includes fully comprehensive insurance with CDW for one driver, with no premium loadings.
- Winner will be responsible for returning car with full tank of fuel, as per North Coast Classics general T&Cs, available on their website. All these terms and conditions will apply.
- Only drivers named on the hire contract can drive the vehicle
- All drivers must be in possession of a current, full valid UK driving licence held for a minimum of 3 years. Both the photocard and a code to access the DVLA on-line verification page must be produced.
- Drivers aged 25 to 72 inclusive are allowed. Drivers aged 24 may be accepted subject to an additional premium.
- HELLO! will not provide travel costs for the winners to get to North Coast Classics.
- The prize is as stated and is not transferable and it cannot be exchanged for cash. Exclusions apply.
- The winner will be contacted within 30 days of the end of the competition.
- The competition is live until Monday 13th May.
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