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Issue 27 - Stylish hotel is a sealife centre

Scotland Magazine Issue 27
June 2006


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Stylish hotel is a sealife centre

The Moray Firth is one of the best parts of Britain for dolphin spotting, and one hotel is offering the chance to do it in style.

Visitors on a Getaway Weekend at Castle of Park, near Banff, can head out from the ancient harbour of Macduff to view these wonderful mammals.

Last year the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society recorded some 113 pods of bottle-nosed dolphins in the area.

Seals are also high on the animal spotting trip, with 1,500 living in the Firth as well as 500 grey seals.

The estate at Park dates back to 1242 and the castle itself originates from 1530 with Georgian extensions in the 18th century.

For more information contact Castle of Park on +44 (0)146 6751 111 or email

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