Nairn is a Victorian resort still attracting many summer visitors. On the Moray Firth, an arm of the North Sea but with prevailing wind coming through the Great Glen from the West, it is noted for its mild climate, low rainfall and long hours of sunshine. Of course, there are bad days, but rarely all wet ones, and many winter visitors are pleasantly surprised. The area has long been favoured by man: there are outstanding archeological remains, ruined abbeys and cathedrals, historic castles and restaurants. Nairn itself has about 8,000 people with a lively town centre, though Inverness is only 15 miles away along the A96. The airport (Inverness/Dalcross) is closer at only eight miles and currently there are air services from London (Gatwick and Luton), Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast City, Jersey and Scottish destinations, mainly islands. You can also rent a car at the airport.
Nairn has its own train station on the line from Inverness to Aberdeen, though main-line services with day and sleeper trains from London terminate at Inverness. We are always please to give advice on travel to and from our area.
There is much to watch on the sea: regular appearances by dolphins, rich seabird life, oil rigs going for servicing, cruise ships, cargo and fishing boats and everything that's bound for the Caledonian Canal across Scotland.
We think you will have a great holiday. People come for beach holidays, quiet, relaxing and to explore a district with an amazing amount to see and do. Our guests are delighted with the airiness, great location and general quality.
Well over half our lettings are repeat business, many coming for years in succession, some for several visits each year. Those who know the cottage and the local facilities especially enjoy a short out of season break to keep in touch. Remember that we often have superb late autumn and early spring weather, when we can be empty. Keep an eye on the forecast and give us a ring.
A word of warning: many people find Nairn addictive.
Go to visitnairn.com to discover more about what to do and where to visit during your stay in Nairn.