Nairn is a Victorian seaside town which boasts two championship Golf courses: The Nairn Golf Club and the Nairn Dunbar Golf club (and now the nearby Castle Stuart), two gorgeous sandy beaches (recently voted Scotland's best beach in a TripAdvisor survey), the river Nairn with fantastic fishing, the Links where there is a children’s playground and splash pad, mini-golf, bandstand and cricket pitch are located. Ard Na Mara is also a short distance away from the breath-taking Culbin Forest. Nairn has a public swimming pool, museums, shops, parks, river walks and a host of events all summer long, including the famous (and free) Nairn Highland Games which take place on the third Saturday in every August.
Nairn hosts a variety of art and culture events. In August, the International Nairn Jazz Festival regularly attracts world-class musicians at affordable prices in venues around town. The annual Nairn Book and Arts Festival is known for its interesting programme. Nairn also has its own Little Theatre which regularly puts on delightful productions.
There are plentiful places to eat and drink in Nairn with over thirty restaurants and cafés to choose from. There are restaurants and bars to suit everyone's tastes, offering multiple opportunities to sample some of the finest Scottish whisky. There is also an array of takeaway options from a variety of cuisines.