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Prince Charles Opens a Bed and Breakfast in Scotland

The Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey features 10 royal-approved rooms.
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If you're seeking a royal-approved vacation, look no further than the Castle of Mey.

Earlier this month, the Duke of Rothesay, as Prince Charles is known in Scotland, officially opened the Granary Lodge, a ten-bedroom bed and breakfast within the grounds of the Queen Mother's former home in Caithness, Scotland.


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Prince Charles visits a bedroom at the Granary accommodation at the Castle of Mey.

But don't expect the future British monarch to be managing the day-to-day operations of the inn.

According to Clarence House, "The accommodation will be owned and operated by The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, of which HRH is President, and profits raised will go towards maintaining and operating the estate as a tourist destination in the North Highlands of Scotland."


Prince Charles's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, bought the castle in 1952, and immediately started restoring the property. It then served as a royal residence for the Queen until she gave it to the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust.

“We are delighted that The Prince’s vision for The Granary Lodge has been realized and hope the development means more people will visit the North Highlands of Scotland to experience its unique offering to tourists," Robert Lovie, the director of outreach for The Prince’s Foundation, said.

"Our team has completed a wealth of hard work in recent months and is pleased with the result, which we hope will encourage people to spend longer in beautiful Caithness, an area so close to the heart of His Royal Highness.”

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A scene of Castle Mey

The property officially opens to guests on Monday, May, 6. For more information about the Granary Lodge, including how to book a room, visit castleofmey.org.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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