The town is now best known as a seaside resort, with two golf courses and the ancient Fishertown conservation area. Charlie Chaplin used to holiday every year in Nairn and stayed at the nearby Newton Hotel.
Explore the conservation area of Fishertown with it’s tapestry of traditional building design and find yourself lost in the maze of lanes and alleys.
Nairn stages one of the biggest Highland games in the North. The first event was held in 1867, and it is now one of the few where entry remains free. The games are a major event in the local social calendar.
Follow the River Nairn to Cawdor and enjoy a hearty lunch and real local ales at the Tavern.
Walk for miles along the East Beach and explore the Culbin Forest.
Festivals in Nairn
The annual Nairn Book & Arts Festival takes place in the summer. The festival includes an exciting programme of writers, drama, films, workshops and lectures.
The Nairn Show is an important date on the local farmers calendar. Livestock exhibitions, craft and food fairs and family events are all to be found. The Nairn Show takes place on the last Saturday July.
The Nairn Highland Games are one of the biggest games in Northern Scotland and takes place in August.
There is a selection of other festivals and fetes throughout the area.
Katie's and Isla's Cottages and The Wee One are family run and are all located in the heart of Nairn.
Katie's Cottage is a 2 storey terraced cottage, built in the 19th century for craftsmen working at the local boat yard, situated in one of the little narrow lanes off the High Street with its variety of shops and tea rooms. Located 5 mins walk from the harbour and beaches.
Just two doors along is The Wee One, the perfect hideaway for a romantic or singles break.
Isla's Cottage is a traditional cottage located in Fishertown, less then 200 yards from the harbour and beaches. With disabled friendly amenities downstairs and an attic bedroom for children upstairs, it is an ideal location for all types of family groups.