The coastal town of Nairn has long been an attraction to visitors, it boasts a prime location on the shores of the Moray Firth and it’s claimed as one of the sunniest and driest places in Scotland.


During the 19th century, Nairn was a favoured holiday spot and was visited by Victorians in the thousands. They flocked to the shores of Nairn believing in the reputed medical properties of the local sea waters.

A Birds eye view of Nairn

Modern Nairn still remains a popular holiday destination and there are pleasure boats in the harbour that will take you on excursions, a popular trio is dolphin spotting. Whilst the Nairn Museum lets you explore the town’s history, recalling the time when the town was a busy herring fishing port.

photo of Nairn harbour from the Moray Firth

Today’s visitors to Nairn can enjoy a local ice cream and a stroll along the sandy beaches, there are also wonderful riverside walks, a promenade with amazing views over the Moray Firth, tee-off on a couple of championship golf courses, and there’s an excellent choice of good restaurants and shopping available.

photo of Nairn beach

Nairn provides an excellent touring base for exploring the Scottish Eastern Highlands with historic places such as Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Stones, Castle Urquhart on the banks of Loch Ness, the amazing Culbin Forest with its new viewpoint tower, the stunning scenery and activities of the Cairngorms National Park, and the Whisky Trail being are all within an hour’s drive.