Castle of Mey top draw for tourists with more than 25,000 visitors in summer
ONE of the top tourist attractions in Caithness welcomed more than 25,000 visitors during the summer as it experienced a huge increase in visitors for the second sucessive year.
The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust reported the number of visitors to its grounds during the 2017 season had increased by 18 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The result consolidates the castle’s status as one of the top tourist haunts north of Inverness.
The increase in visitors has been attributed to the success of the North Coast 500 which is bringing more tourists to the Highlands.
The castle closed this season on Saturday, September 30.
It was a record-breaking season for it with the number of visitors increasing significantly in the past two years.