As a micro-region, Nairn is small but perfectly formed. This area pulls you in with its long white-sand beaches, a castle or two, attractive townships such as Cawdor, Findhorn, Auldearn and Croy – and, of course, the seaside resort of Nairn itself – renowned for its dry, sunny days. With beaches fringed by low-lying dunes and golf courses, Nairn has long proven attractive to pleasure-seekers, with Charlie Chaplin holidaying here to escape the pressures of fame and film work.
For many years, Nairn was a market town with a thriving fishing industry, but today it’s all about leisure, with two championship golf courses, a playpark, a putting green and riverside walks. The harbourside and promenade thrum with life; pleasure boats bob on the water while, families play on the beach, hardy swimmers take to the waves, and the seabirds swirl and screech overhead.