Fishertown: If history is your thing, take the Heritage Trail around Fishertown to discover Nairn’s past as a herring boomtown and the locally founded Fisherman’s Society, an early precursor to today’s Welfare State. Fishertown is also home to the Little Theatre and Nairn Art Society.
Viewfield: Viewfield Park, which sits between The Links and the High Street, is home to a community orchard, St Ninian Bowling Club, Nairn Sports Club and the Nairn Museum. Start from Seafield Street, behind the putting green and turn right onto Viewfield Road.
In the centre of this pleasant wooded park you’ll find a statue of Dr John Grigor, who first promoted Nairn as a health resort, in front of Viewfield House, where you can discover Nairn’s fascinating Highland heritage in the Nairn Museum.
Leaving the park, take the short walk across the road and through the car park to the High Street where you will find a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as Nairn’s Town House with it’s newly replaced spire and clock. From here, you can head East to explore Fishertown’s Heritage Trail. Contrast the narrow alleys and quaint fishermen’s cottages with the wide streets and grand architecture of the West End, where you will find some of Nairn’s best hotels and lavish self-catering accommodation.
Cawdor Castle (12 miles return): From Firhall Bridge, you can walk out across farmland to Cawdor Castle, which has links to MacBeth and beautiful gardens to explore. The flat route is suitable for standard bikes.