Nairn attractions

Nairn attractions

 

highlands of ScotlandNairn claims to being one of the driest and sunniest places in the country. It became popular as a resort in Victorian times with the coming of the railway. Formerly a community of fishermen and farmers, Nairn has developed into a traditional seaside town, with its sandy East Beach and range of tourist facilities.

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Attractions Nairn Museum, Viewfield House, King Street, Nairn IV12 4EE. Tel: 01667 456791. Nairn Museum is largely a tribute to the pioneering and enterprising spirit of the town, which has produced many highly respected public figures including international explorers, travellers, geologists, servicemen and collectors. The museum has a fine collection of local and foreign Natural History. Location: In the centre of Nairn.

Nairn Museum

AttractionsThe Nelson Tower, Grant Park, Forres. The tower is a short walk (ten to fifteen minutes) from the car park up to the top of Cluny Hill, along well maintained paths. When you get to the tower you will be able to climb the 96 steps to the viewing area on the roof. About 9 miles east of Nairn.

The Nelson Tower

Attractions Sueno's Stone, Forres. The stone stands on a major road junction located on the northeast edge of Forres. It is a massive 23 feet (7 metres) high. Dating from the 9th century, it is the largest known Pictish sculptured stone. On one side is a large cross, on the other side are scenes of fighting and killing, dead and decapitated bodies...almost 100 figures in all. About 8 miles east of Nairn.

Sueno's Stone

Attractions Brodie Castle, Brodie, Forres, Moray IV36 2TE. Tel: 01309 641371. Brodie Castle is a handsome Scottish castle, the embodiment of 16th century grandeur. Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th century tower house is home to a superb collection of porcelain, furniture, English, continental and Chinese porcelain, and and a major collection of paintings. The magnificent library contains around 6,000 volumes. About 6 miles east of Nairn.

Brodie Castle

Attractions The Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project. The new visitor centre is being built 200 metres to the south of the current centre which will remain open throughout the construction period. The centre is being built on a gentle slope and will be almost hidden from the battlefield. www.culloden.org. About 10 miles southwest of Nairn.

Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project

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