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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Spey Bay, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PJ

One of the best places to see the resident population of Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins, osprey, seals and seabirds.

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Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve

By Findhorn, Morayshire, Scotland, UK

This spectacular, almost landlocked, tidal basin is good for waders throughout the year, with large numbers of migrants...

Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

This superb glen has some of the finest native pinewood in Scotland. Breeding birds include Scottish crossbill…

Loch of Strathbeg (RSPB)

Crimond, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

The largest dune loch in Britain, this superb wetland, with four observation hides is an excellent place to see wintering...

Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve

Collieston, Nr. Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A spectacular area of sand dunes, coastal heath and sea cliffs, with Britain's largest colony of breeding eider ducks and...

Culbin Forest

Nr Forres, Moray, IV36 2TG

An extraordinary pine forest stretching for 9 miles along the Moray Coast, Culbin is home to many rare and unusual plants...

Fowlsheugh (RSPB)

Nr. Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

One of Scotland's largest seabird colonies, the cliffs of Fowlsheugh are packed with guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes...

1 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre Spey Bay, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PJ 4 stars
2 Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve By Findhorn, Morayshire, Scotland, UK
3 Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve (SNH) Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
4 Loch of Strathbeg (RSPB) Crimond, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
5 Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve Collieston, Nr. Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
6 Culbin Forest Nr Forres, Moray, IV36 2TG
7 Fowlsheugh (RSPB) Nr. Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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