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Chanonry Point
January 27, 2017, 12:04 pm
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Chanonry Point 1The best place in the UK to see bottlenose dolphins is at Chanonry Point, a small spit of land on the Moray Firth, where the firth narrows between the Point and Fort George.

Chanonry Point 3Most often seen on a rising tide not long after the tide turns, the dolphins like to play in the strong currents as they chase the fish in.

Chanonry Point 2The shingle beach at the Point often hosts large crowds of people as they watch the dolphins feeding just metres away.

Chanonry Point 4A lighthouse is situated at the point. Designed by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson, the lighthouse was first lit in 1846 but has been fully automated since 1984.

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Abriachan Gardens
September 16, 2016, 4:48 pm
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Abriachan 3This garden was established little more than thirty years ago and has steadily grown up the hill from the Loch Ness roadside to merge with the surrounding woodland.

Abriachan 2Native plants are expertly mixed with exotic plantings from New Zealand and the Falkland Islands where the current owners previously lived.

Abriachan 5Stunningly situated in the Great Glen by the shores of Loch Ness, just 8 miles south of Inverness, this 4 acre garden will lead you up the woodland path and provide you with fantastic views over the loch.

Abriachan 1An adjoining nursery gives you the opportunity to take home many of the plants you will have seen.

Abriachan 4

Abriachan 6

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