The Scottish Dolphin Centre, on the mouth of the River Spey, at Fochabers on the northern coast of Scotland.

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Scottish Dolphin Centre


Based in a historic icehouse that used to store ice for preserving local salmon catches, this wildlife centre is one of the best land-based dolphin-spotting places in the country. The indoor attractions include feeds from nearby wildlife cameras, a 'dry dive' audiovisual experience that takes you beneath the waves of the Moray Firth, and a pleasant cafe. Outdoors, you can watch for dolphins, seals and other marine creatures at the mouth of the River Spey, or join a guided wildlife walk.

The centre is in the tiny village of Spey Bay, 4 miles north of Fochabers, at the mouth of the River Spey.

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