With plenty of things to do, Nairn has been a base from which to explore the Scottish Highlands since Victorian times.

The town itself is renowned for its harbour and market, as well as its long, sandy beaches with outstanding views of the Black Isle and Moray Firth.

Golfing in the Area

Nairn has two championship 18-hole golf courses, one right next to the hotel, with other courses such as Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch nearby.

Nairn Golf Course near Golf View

Nairn Golf Club

The Nairn Golf Club’s truly remarkable feature is that from every hole you can see the Moray Firth and the golden colouring and changing lights of the Black Isle. Founded in 1887, it is now one of the best courses in Scotland, and has hosted a large number of important championships. Great stands of gorse, wonderful crisp fairway turf and greens that are widely hailed as the best in Scottish golf are the legacy that Braid left in this beautiful corner of the Highlands.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club near Golf View Hotel

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Situated on the shores of the Moray Firth, the Nairn Dunbar golf course, founded in 1899, is a highly rated Scottish links championship course representing a formidable challenge with its gorse and when lined fairways. The club enjoys a growing reputation for high quality competition golf. Renowned for its excellent condition and friendly reception to visitors, it has hosted many national events.

Castle Stuart Golf Links near Golf View Hotel

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Castle Stuart Golf Links, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, is a championship links golf course overlooking the Moray Firth and landmarks synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle, with Chanonry Lighthouse and Kessock Bridge being the most recognisable.

The Moray Coast

Pier at Nairn near Golf View Hotel


Nairn Beach is the town's link to the Moray Firth. The promenade which is directly accessible from the hotel connects with the Links and the town's harbour and marina which sits at the mouth of the River Nairn.

Culbin Sands near Golf View Nairn

Culbin Sands

Culbin Sands is a remote and unspoilt RSPB nature reserve lying east of Nairn. Seaducks, bar-tailed godwits, oystercatchers can be seen. Culbin Forest is packed with pines and coarse ground cover offering marked trails. Findhorn Bay sits close to Culbin Forest, a stunning small bay with a pebbly beach.

Dolphins at Golf View Nairn


Schools of dolphins make regular appearances in the waters of the Firth, visible from the hotel, while native wildlife and sea life attract enthusiasts throughout the year.

Couple Walking Along Beach Golf View Nairn

Moray Coast Activities

Walking, salmon and trout fishing, and orienteering are also popular pursuits in and around Nairn.


The museums, galleries and shops of Inverness and captivating Loch Ness are an easy drive away.

Inverness City near Golf View Nairn


Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and offers shopping, bars and restaurants. The Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral can be visited on the banks of the River Ness and there are parks including those on the Ness Islands.

Couple at Loch Ness near Golf View Nairn

Loch Ness

Scotland's largest loch, and almost its most famous thanks to the legend of its most famous inhabitant, Nessie. A short distance from Inverness, the loch is surrounded by mountains and is overlooked by Urquhart Castle.

Glen Ord Distillery near Golf View Nairn


Local distilleries include Benromach and Dallas Dhu at Elgin, Royal Brackla at Cawdor and Glen Ord (pictured) near Inverness. The Malt Whisky Trail, which has the largest concentration of distilleries in the world in centred on nearby Speyside.

Historical Attractions

Castles and Culloden

Culloden Stone near Golf View Nairn


The last battle of the Jacobite rising took place on the field of Culloden in 1746. Today its visitor centre and tour offers a great insight to what actually happened – ideal for history boffins.

Fort George Cannons near Golf View Nairn

Fort George

A popular historic attraction is Fort George. A large 18th century fortress which is to this day a working army barracks open to visitors. An ancient monument jutting out into the Moray Firth it features garrison buildings and artillery defences. There’s a gift shop and café where you can buy souvenirs and have a coffee.

Directions to Golf View in Nairn

Nairn is situated on the A96, 15 miles east of Inverness and 80 miles west of Aberdeen. From the direction of Inverness, turn left from the A96 at Nairn Old Parish Church and onto Seabank Road which leads to Golf View as the last building on the right. On approaching Nairn from the east, drive through the town centre on the A96 until you see the Parish Church on the right hand side. Turn right here into Seabank Road and follow the road down towards the sea where Golf View is located on the right hand side.

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