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Fort George Dolphins

Fort George is an excellent place to see the Moray Dolphins. It’s situated approximately 1000 metres from Chanonry Point across the Moray Firth (although by land it is a 25 mile journey from Fort George to Chanonry Point). Dolphins heading for Chanonry Point have to travel past Fort George. The long, high ramparts of Fort George offer unrivalled views.

Once you enter the main part of the fort, turn right up onto the ramparts. There are views across the water to the Black Isle. Walk along the ramparts and you’ll arrive at the main dolphin viewing with views across to Chanonry Point lighthouse. (The chapel will be behind you). Round to your left is Ardesier where dolphins are also spotted.

Visit Fort George

There’s also pay as you go telescope and for refreshment there’s a couple of cafes. Fort George is run by Historic Scotland and there is an admission fee. It is an excellent place to visit, built just after the Battle of Culloden with plenty to see including audio visual presentations, prison, barracks and arms store. Combine dolphin watching with a visit to Fort George for a good value day out for all the family.

Fort George oposite Chanonry Point Inverness Kessock Bridge Nairn

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Looking from Fort George towards Chanonry Point.

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