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Things to do in Nairn

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“This is a somewhere I would eat if I was having a cheeky meal with my husband with out the kids. good atmosphere and friendly service.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Miles of lovely beaches, both to the East and the West of the town. Look out for James' Ice Cream hut near to the putting green just back from the West Beach, or Basil's cafe in the Harbour with the best Cullen Skink in the county!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food with a fantastic view directly over the beach and the Moray Firth. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“20 mins drive away... at the door, turn left for higher end restaurant, turn right for pub. booking advisable any time. right next to Cawdor Castle”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“50 yards from St Trinneans, great food, live music and venue for annual CAMRA Beer Festival. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Basil's is a great wee cafe. I recommend the culinskink (Haddock and potato soup). they also in my opinion make the best coffee too ”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum offers visitors and locals alike a fascinating insight into the life and times of the town and surrounding area over the centuries. The wide range of permanent displays.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“James's on the Putting Green has become a firm favourite with Locals and visitors alike, their homemade ice cream is amazing and well worth a visit. 2 minute walk from St Trinneans. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“What delights the visitor and member alike is the Scottish-ness of this Championship Links course. 15 minute walk from St Trinneans. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to go in Nairn for a light lunch, evening meal or drinks. Friendly knowledgeable staff who can guide you through their extensive wine and gin list.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Boat trips out to the Moray Firth to spot the most Northern family of bottle nose dolphins”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is a somewhere I would eat if I was having a cheeky meal with my husband with out the kids. good atmosphere and friendly service.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food with a fantastic view directly over the beach and the Moray Firth. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“50 yards from St Trinneans, great food, live music and venue for annual CAMRA Beer Festival. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lounge
“Good food, family friendly during the day and early evening and great cocktails at night.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place! Nice views, great service and delicious food. Accessible by foot, 20min along the promenade.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Newly opened in 2019 and gaining a following with locals and travellers alike for their authentic, tasty Pizzas. 10 minute walk from St Trinneans. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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