Top Attractions in Nairn by Inverness
Discover the history of Nairn and how the people of Nairn have lived through the centuries.
Opening details: Monday - Friday: 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday: 10am - 1pm, Sunday: CLOSED
Museum closes for the winter - Friday, October 24th, 2014.
Admission details: Free entry
For more information visit http://www.nairnmuseum.co.uk/
A romantic fairy-tale castle that has been the home of the Thanes of Cawdor since 1370, Cawdor has evolved into a charming family mansion and the most outstanding of stately homes.
Opening details: 1st May to 4th October 2015. Opening times 10am - 5:30pm. (Last entry 5pm) 7 days a week
Admission details: Adults £10.50 | Children (aged 5 to 15) £6.50| Concessions £9.50
For more information visit http://www.cawdorcastle.com/Home.aspx
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
The last Jacobite rising battle 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.
Opening details: 1 February - 31 March daily 10 – 4 | 1 April - 31 May daily 9 - 5.30; 1 June - 31 August daily 9 – 6| 1 September - 31 October daily 9 - 5.30; 1 Nov - 23 Dec daily 10 - 4; Closed 24 Dec - 1 Feb
Battlefield opens daily, all year
Admission details: National Trust for Scotland member – Free |Adult - £11.00| Family - £26.00, Concession - £8.50
For more information visit http://www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Home/
Culbin Sands, Forest and Findhorn Bay
A stunning stretch of sand which 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.
For more information visit http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/c/culbinsands/
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.
For more information visit http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_136