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Nairn is a popular seaside town with a variety of attractions and activities for visitors. It has a reputation for a dry climate and long sunshine hours. In midsummer you can play golf on its renowned courses until about midnight if the sky is clear.

Visiting Nairn could not be easier. It is conveniently located on the A96, 16 miles east of the City of Inverness and only 11 miles from Inverness Airport. Regular bus and train services also service the town.

Nairn’s history dates from the 4th century but the town is more commonly known for being a Victorian Spa and a fishing port up to the middle of the 20th century.

Nairn Dunbar Gof Course - 18th holeThe town’s location makes it an ideal holiday base. It boasts two championship golf courses and miles of sandy beaches. If you are looking for outdoor activities, you will be spoiled for choice. If you want to venture further afield, a number of scenic day trips can be taken to the east, west, north and south of the town.

Nairn has its own Museum and is close to the historic landmarks of Fort George, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Brodie Castle.

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We know you will enjoy your visit.


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