Holiday rentals in Nairn

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Popular amenities for Nairn holiday rentals

Stay near Nairn's top sights

Nairn Beach66 locals recommend
Sainsbury's13 locals recommend
Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant27 locals recommend
The Classroom Bistro33 locals recommend
Golf View Hotel & Spa4 locals recommend
Bandstand Bar & Restaurant9 locals recommend

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Nairn

  • Total rentals

    140 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    50 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    50 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    80 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    4.7K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    £32 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Nairn

All About Nairn

The charming seaside town of Nairn sits on a long stretch of sandy beach on the east coast of the Scottish Highlands. The popular holiday resort has acres of golden sand and a long promenade dotted with laid-back beach bars and cafes. Nairn is also a popular golfing destination: there are two large courses here, including a traditional Scottish links course with views of the Moray Firth.

You can see evidence of the town’s roots as a fishing village in the colourful boats lining the harbour and the 19th-century stone houses of Fishertown. Look out for the Nairn Fishwife statue by the harbour, honoring the work these women did, preparing and selling smoked haddock around the town from wicker baskets strapped to their backs.

The bustling town has plenty of independent shops and cafes as well as historic buildings like the Nairn Court House with its clock tower steeple, built in 1818. For an overview of the town, get an ice cream and stroll along the harbour along the promenade and then inland to Delnies Wood, carrying on around back to the sea.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Nairn

Nairn has a temperate coastal climate, meaning it doesn’t get very hot in summer, and it rarely falls below freezing in winter. July is the warmest month of the year and January the coolest, but it can and will rain throughout the year here, so pack accordingly.

For some local culture, time your trip to coincide with the Highland Games in August. This event, held right in Nairn, is one of the biggest in northern Scotland and has been running since 1867. It features traditional competitions for all ages, including tossing the caber and tug-of-war alongside piping and Highland dancing. The town also hosts a jazz festival in August, with a lineup of international and local musicians.

Top things to do in Nairn

Nairn Museum

This elegant Georgian building set amongst pretty gardens showcases Nairn’s heritage with plenty of interactive displays. You can examine the history of Fishertown here, exploring how fisherfolk lived in past centuries and how important the industry was to the area. Other displays look at farming, work and play, and famous Scottish battles.

Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle has a 500-year history to explore throughout its interior and gorgeous grounds. The castle has a 16th-century keep surrounded by the soaring turrets of the Scots Baronial-style mansion style that was popular in the 19th century. The Playful Garden is home to giant unicorn and bunny sculptures and, in spring, fields full of daffodils. Don’t miss Rodney’s Stone, the intricately carved 2-metre-high Pictish cross on the grounds that is thought to date from the 8th century.

Culbin Sands

Just east of Nairn along the coast of Moray is a specially protected area for birds, butterflies, and rare dune plants. Culbin Sands is looked after by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and this nature reserve feels remote despite being close to the town. Visit at low tide to watch oystercatchers and godwits feeding along the waterline, or at high tide to find sea ducks near the extensive sand dunes and salt marshes.

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