What to do and see
Nairn is a small town on the beautiful Moray Coast just 16 miles east of Inverness. A former fishing port and market town, it is now best known as a seaside resort because of its stunning beaches and its sunny, dry climate. As well as the beaches there are riverside walks, the promenade with fantastic views over the Moray Firth, the colourful harbour and the links area with its traditional bandstand.
Nairn can also boast two 18 hole championship golf courses, The Nairn Golf Club is a 5 minute walk from Flowerburn and the Nairn Dunbar Links Course only a short drive across the town. There are 40 courses within a 60 mile radius of Nairn including the famous Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart.
For those that like to shop there is Brodie Countryfare for great clothing, gifts and a lovely food hall; Johnstons of Elgin for cashmere, tweeds and tartans; Spey Valley Shopping for clothing, gifts and homeware and, last but not least, the vibrant highland capital of Inverness.
Due to its central location Nairn is an ideal base to stay for exploring the West Highlands, the Cairngorm National Park and the Moray Coast.
For information on the best walking in all of these areas go to Walk Highlands.
Photographs of Nairn courtesy of Cutter Photography