Our campsite

Barns Highland Campsite is situated on an arable farm in the Highlands of Scotland, on the banks of the river Nairn. It is within cycling distance of the historic town of Nairn and a short drive to the city of Inverness. It is overlooking the rolling hills and only a few miles from spectacular beaches. Our touring campsite and glamping pods are dotted about this wonderful and secluded landscape surrounded by natural and arable land. The river ‘Nairn’ can be accessed from the site and in the Spring it’s banks are covered with thousands of bluebells.

It’s a place a world apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about.

We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us and “contribute to making happy memories every day”.  We are a brand-new family run site open since 6 April 2019.

Our facilities

  • 10 AMP electricity for all hard-standing pitches and for several grass pitches

  • Water access points (shared between two hardstanding pitches and several available to grass pitches)

  • Shower and toilet facilities

  • Disabled shower and toilet facilities

  • Shaving area with sockets

  • Waste disposal (mixed recycling, general waste and glass)

  • Grey water drive over disposal

  • Chemical waste water disposal

  • Dishwashing area

  • Baby changing

  • Parking on pitch

Our pitches

Our large 12m x 7m hard-standing touring pitches are arranged sympathetically around the Site to allow for different views wherever you pitch up. All these pitches have electricity, and a water tap is shared between two pitches. One hard-standing pitch situated near the toilet block is a dedicated disabled pitch.

The grass pitches are there for the smaller vehicles and tents and are located overlooking the nature park and pond. A number of these pitches have electricity. Water taps are shared amongst the grass pitches. Just pitch up your tent where-ever it feels right.

Reception & Office opening times

Our reception is open every day:

In the morning from 09.00hrs - 10.00hrs

In the afternoon from 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs.

If you arrive out with the reception opening times, please ring the bell at the barrier. This will put you through to the staff who will be able to remotely open the barrier for you. Alternatively you can phone: +44 (0)7 49 45 32 380.

Office hours:

Every day from 08.00 - 18.00hrs

During office hours you can call staff for any of your queries.

Our nature park

Accessible through a gate from the campground, you and your four-legged friend can take a stroll through the nature park. Walk around the pond and sit and enjoy the views. Dogs are welcome to walk off the lead in this nature park, but we ask the owners to look after their four-legged friends at all times. It goes without saying to please clean up after your dog.

In the pond there is rainbow trout. Fishing this pond is not allowed.

River walks & fishing

Barns Campsite also offer a (dog)walking trail close to the banks of the river Nairn. From the premises of Kinchyle Farm, campsite visitors will be able to walk from the campsite along a nature trail bordering the river bank and open fields. This trail will go through strips of wild flowers that have been sown to encourage insects, birds and other wildlife. You can fish in the river Nairn but you require to purchase a fishing permit. There are weekly and daily permits available at a local shop in Nairn.

Ancient monument

On Site is an ancient archaeological monument. This monument is locally known as 'Hangman's Cairn' and is an excellent example of a well-preserved Bronze Age barrow and contemporary surrounding bank. The monument comprises a sub-circular mound, measuring around 25 m in diameter and standing to a height of around 3.3 m. (ancientmonuments.uk). With the opening of the campsite this monument will be immediately accessible to all campsite visitors. In the near future information boards will promote the wide awareness and significance of the history of this monument.  

Biker & bicycle friendly

We welcome all guests including those who arrive on two wheels. At the reception building there will be a secure and covered bicycle store. And as a passionate motorcycle traveller, Ewan welcomes and understands the needs of fellow bikers. Can advise on local services and share memories and suggestions on local biking routes.


Free, high speed wi-fi is accessible throughout the site.

Site Map

Below an overview of our Campsite. All hardstanding and grass pitches with electricity are numbered. The grass pitches without electricity are not numbered, these guests can pitch up anywhere along the nature park fence.

Download a PDF Version of our sitemap here >