Historic town of Nairn
Nairn is a lovely old town along the coast. It is the town that is closest to the Campsite and has all you need for shopping, eating out and buying a souvenir or two. I would recommend a walk along the award winning beach or just wander along the High Street.
Nairn hosts the Highland Games this year on Saturday the 17th of August. For more information go to: http://www.nairnhighlandgames.co.uk
Inverness - Capital of the Highlands
One of the many joys of Inverness is the rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in and around the city. The city boasts a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, which you can appreciate while you browse city shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning Eastgate centre.
Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse, and St Andrew's Cathedral, which dominate the River Ness and one of the most beautiful riverside settings in Britain. Enjoy the fine circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands where you can watch anglers casting long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon. You can even buy a daily ticket and try it for yourself.
Fishing the river nairn
From our farm premises, you can walk directly to the River Nairn. This is a famous Trout and Salmon river and has many pools where some good fish was and is being caught. If you fancy fishing yourself, do not to forget to apply for a fishing permit. There are weekly or daily permits for sale. You can buy these on the High Street in Nairn at Pat Fraser’s (41 High Street, Nairn IV12 4AG)
The Scottish law tells the following about fishing:
The fishing season starts on March 3rd and ends on October 7th. You can fish from sunrise until sun goes down. Fishing on a Sunday is not allowed
When walking down to the river, there is not really a path down to the river so please be very careful and use the right footwear (no flipflops!). At the bottom of the field where the trees start you will see a gate on your right (yes, it is a bit overgrown). Climb over this fence or pass besides it. Then go down the steep river bank.
Walking culbin forrest
Great if you want to tire the kids and want to give them something exciting to look forward too, Culbin forest has a viewing tower that overlooks the forest and the sea. Truly spectacular.
A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for. The castle and gardens are open every day from 10am to 5pm until October 10th. There are 3 beautiful gardens, gift shop, book shop, wool shop, restaurant, nature walks and 9-hole golf course.
On 16th April 1746 the last battle to be fought on British soil took less than an hour to reach its bloody conclusion on what is now known as Culloden Moor. There is a superb visitor centre with numerous interactive displays outlining full details of this significant battle. There is also an excellent restaurant and gift shop.