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Prince Charles is officially in the travel business with a new B&B in Scotland

Prince Charles has officially entered the hotel business by opening his very own bed & breakfast in Scotland.

Prince Charles is officially in the hotel business. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

The Prince of Wales, who is known by the title of Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, presented his new B&B to the press at the start of the month, leading them around his new bed & breakfast, the Granary Lodge. The Lodge is located on the grounds of the 16th-century Castle of Mey in Caithness, in the north of Scotland. The B&B is far enough from the main portion of the castle to be peaceful and reserved, as well as offer a clean and open view on the sea – on very good weather days, you might even be able to see the Orkney Islands.

The b&b will have a total of ten bedrooms. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

The Lodge will have ten bedrooms, including two suites, and a comfortable drawing room that promises to offer guests a “warm Highlands welcome”. It was put together by the Prince’s Foundation under Prince Charles’ supervision and will start accepting bookings from 15 May.

The Prince toured the Granary at the beginning of the month. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

The Castle of Mey and its surrounding 2 acres of gardens are on the other hand a public attraction open from May to September and were a favourite of Prince Charles’ own grandmother. The Queen Mother had ownership of the castle from 1952 to 1996 and resided there at least twice during each year, before passing it under the management of a trust.

The Granary Lodge promises to offer a “warm Highland welcome” to all guests. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

If you want to learn more about the Granary Lodge and the Castle, you can do so at the official website here.