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Dolphin View Cottage, Ardersier

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welcome to ArdersierGetting to Ardersier

Ardersier is a small coastal village between Inverness and Nairn and lies on the Moray Firth (famous for the dolphins).  Whilst being a quiet village, Ardersier has great travel connections.  It is only 12 miles from Inverness and 6.5 miles from Nairn. It is on a loop off the A96 making a good peaceful place to stay and the perfect base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland and the Moray Firth. The village itself is quite self contained, it has two convenience shops, a Morrisons Daily and a Spar shop so you can get the essentials, it also has an excellent dairy selling home-made cheese, organic milk and chacuterie, there's a pharmacy, doctors surgery, a cafe, hairdresser and beautician, library, charity shop and a couple of pubs that serve evening meals, a visiting fish and chip van (Tuesday nights) and some craft shops.


Ardersier is less than three miles from Inverness Airport - (but not on flight path). Scheduled flights operate between Inverness and London Gatwick, Heathrow, London Luton, Amsterdam, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Stornoway in the Western Isles, Kirkwall in Orkney and Sumburgh in Shetland.  From picking up a car at the airport you can be at the cottage in less than 10 minutes.

Public transport

Stagecoach operates the local bus services and has a regular bus service between Inverness Airport, Nairn, Ardersier and Inverness which is useful if you fancy a night out and don't want to drive. 

There is also a railway station at Inverness Airport, trains run between Inverness and Aberdeen via Nairn and Elgin.


From the south (A9)  As you descend into Inverness on the dual carriageway watch out for the Aberdeen (A96) slip road. Go down this to turn right at the roundabout to gain the A96 towards Aberdeen, and carry on along the A96 until you see a sign for Ardersier and brown tourist signs to Fort George and Castle Stuart off to the left.  Follow the coastal road until you reach Ardersier.  From the East - Aberdeen, shortly after leaving Nairn, Ardersier is signed off to the right on a bend in the A96. This minor road will take you directly to Ardersier.

Car hire.

Car hire is available from Inverness Airport, Inverness railway and bus stations.

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