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Piper, Castle Urquhart

Piper, Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness

This morning, we departed our Inverness lodgings about 9.30am and then proceeded south, tracking Loch Ness through Drumnadrochit to Castle Urquhart which stands on a promontory half way down Loch Ness. Here we spent over an hour visiting the castle which offers a superb viewpoint for Loch Ness with added bonus of sunny weather and blue skies.

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Redcoat Soldier, Fort George

Redcoat Soldier, Fort George, Scotland

This morning, we departed our Inverness base for a tour of attractions in the immediate vicinity.

First we went round to nearby Fort George, a massive 18th century British military fort which is still occupied by the army today. This fort is positioned at end of a short peninsula which provides a good viewpoint for spotting dolphins in the Moray Firth. This morning we were lucky and were able to witness a small pod of the animals hunting for fish just offshore, as shown in this short video clip.

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Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland

Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, Scotland

This morning, we departed our Inverness lodgings and drove north across the Moray Firth through Fortrose to our first stop of Chanonry Point. Close to the lighthouse is a good spot for spotting dolphins. We did just glimpse one but views of greater numbers eluded us.

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