The most interesting part of town is the old fishing village of Fishertown, down by the harbour, a maze of narrow streets lined with picturesque cottages.
The big events in the town's calendar are the Nairn Highland Games and the Nairn Book & Arts Festival.
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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandClava Cairns or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava are a group of three Bronze Age cairns. A must for Outlander fans.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandCawdor Castle is set amid gardens in the parish of Cawdor in Nairnshire, Scotland. The castle is built around a 15th-century tower house, with substantial additions in later centuriesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Fort George, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandStand in awe of Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army.Duration: 2 hours
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandShakespier's castle comes to mind here! McBeth. It dates from the late 14th century, having been built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor, with the ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree - wherever you look, Cawdor Castle is steeped in intrigue and history.Duration: 2 hours
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe will take you to Cawdor Castle and gardens, famous as the place where Shakespeare's MacBeth murdered Duncan. There you will see fine period furniture and features and experience Shaksperean literature.You can then enjoy lunch at the cafe. On the way home we stop off at Wester Hardmuir Farm where you pick your own fresh summer fruit and can treat yourself to an ice cream, cake or homemade jam!Prices are from £79 per person.Duration: 5 hours
ItineraryDay 1: EdinburghStop At: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandTime to get out and about... see Edinburgh Castle with your free pass (allow at least two hours), the Royal Mile (we provide you with a guide of 'Outlander places') and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A chic Bed and Breakfast close to Edinburgh city centre.Day 2: Moving NorthStop At: Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland, Fife, Scotland First stop is Falkland in Fife, used in the TV series for Inverness. Next, see what it looks like to stand in the dock and be accused of witchcraft (you'll just have to imagine the baying crowd!).After lunch we are in the Highlands and on our way to the Highland Folk Museum to see the traditional village used in the rent gathering scenes. The next two nights are at a charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter lunch we are in the Highlands and on our way to the Highland Folk Museum to see the traditional village used in the rent gathering scenes. The next two nights are at a charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: A charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Day 3: InvernessStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe new visitor centre at Culloden offers a detailed explanation of the battle, the background to the conflict and its brutal aftermath. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThen we head by Inverness to the Fraser of Lovat clan lands, including a visit to the tomb of the 11th Lord Lovat ('The Old Fox') and Beauly Priory (where Claire met Maisri the prophetess).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter lunch a tour of Castle Leod by its owner, the Earl of Cromartie. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandFinally the bronze age Clava Cairns and stone circles. That evening, you will have the chance to hold a claymore, targe and dirk yourself and learn more about the life of a clansman and his traditional dress.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Day 4: Isle of SkyePass By: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe head west by Loch Ness and Glenmoriston (where Prince Charles Edward hid for three weeks in 1746) and by Glenshiel (site of another Jacobite battle) to the dramatic Mam Rattigan Pass. Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOne of Scotland's most famous sites. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Ratagan to Glenelg, Ratagan, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAmazing drive to the only turntable ferry in Europe and on to the Isle of Skye.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A small hotel on Skye.Day 5: Isle of SkyeStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandCameras out today and we pray for good weather as we see 'Kilt Rock'. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandLook across to the pillar known as the 'Old Man of Storr', wind up to the dramatic Quirang viewpoint and across to Uig. This landscape is not much changed from the 18th century and helps us understand what life was like then.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandLunch is at Dunvegan and that afternoon we hear from a local (though internationally-known) storyteller.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A small hotel in SkyeDay 6: HighlandsPass By: Sound of Sleat Beach, Sleat, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandWe take the ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.Pass By: Mallaig Heritage Centre, Mallaig, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Arrive off ferry, then drive the west coast by Loch nan Uamh (from where Prince Charles Edward left in September 1746) Pass By: Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTo Glenfinnan (where he raised his standard in August 1745).Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTo Fort William (sadly almost nothing much left of the original fort) for lunch stop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandHeading inland we see Glencoe (famous for the massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692) and Rannoch Moor. Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Rannoch Moor Visitor Centre, Kinloch Rannoch, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandDrive pass the the beautiful moor.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: That night we are in a family run inn by Loch Tay.Day 7: TV Locations DayStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, ScotlandFirst up is Doune Castle, (Castle Leoch of course). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross, Fife, ScotlandThen to Culross, a fascinating 16th century time capsule, used for Cranesmuir and other places. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Blackness Castle, Linlithgow, West Lothian, ScotlandFrom here we head to Blackness (Fort William).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Midhope Castle, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandMidhope (Lally Broch). Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A splendid castle outside Edinburgh.Day 8: Return to EdinburghStop At: Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland15th Century Rosslyn Chapel has been described as a 'Bible in Stone'. In fact it is more: full of carvings that recall tales of Knights Templar, Freemasons and the Holy Grail. After this we have a private tour of the church where Jamie and Claire were married. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandFinal lunch at a local pub and then visit to Craigmillar Castle, used for Ardsmuir in Season Three.The experience of several years has taught us that there are always individual things (like shopping!) that people absolutely have to do on the last afternoon and so the group gets depleted. We have therefore decided to end the tour mid afternoon. The guide will transport anyone to any part of the city that they may want to explore and departs when everyone is happily occupied at whatever they need to do. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Last night at the same B&B where you started.
The river Findhorn offers the best white water rafting in the United Kingdom, and is the only rafting trip in the UK above Grade 3 that runs all year. You'll run the challenging and impressive Lower Gorge. Ideal conditions can be expected in spring and autumn, and after rainfall any time of year. The activity includes: • a light lunch, • stunning wilderness scenery, • rapids up to grade 4/5, • abundant wildlife, • heated changing rooms, • quality warm wetsuits, • professional photographs, • optional cliff jumping, • experienced and friendly guides.Please bring a towel, swim suit or bathers and foot wear that is allowed to get wet (we can also supply wet-suit booties for £2.00 a pair, of which the proceeds go to the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust).The minimum age is 13 for the full adventure. Ages 8 to 13 can take part, but must walk round the bigger rapids, depending on water levels. No previous rafting or river experience is required. You only need to be fit enough to comfortably walk 2 miles.
Day 1: You depart from Edinburgh, travel north, and cross the Queensferry Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Your first visit of the day is Falkland Palace. This palace was built in the 16th century and is set in the medieval village of Falkland, which features in the television show, Outlander. You continue to St Andrews where you have a chance to get lunch and explore the cobbled lanes and ancient university buildings. Travelling north towards Aberdeen, you have a chance to admire the House of Dun, a beautiful Georgian mansion located within a woodland estate. In the afternoon, you visit Dunnottar castle. This ruined cliff top fortress is one of Scotland’s megastars and adorns the front covers of travel magazines everywhere.
Day 2: Today is spent in the Royal Deeside area, famous for its many castles. Your first visit is Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses. You can round the visit off with a walk through the beautiful 18th century walled garden. Later on, you can have an opportunity to visit Banchory where you might be able to see salmon jumping at the Falls of Feugh. Lunch is at Ballater, before continuing with your afternoon programme. Crathes Castle provides the highlight for the afternoon. You’re free to explore the house and stunning gardens at your own pace. Wandering through the outstanding, world-renowned June Borders, beautiful vistas of the castle can be seen through the fusion of colourful flowers. You return back to Aberdeen for another overnight.Day 3: Your tour heads further north and starts the day with a visit to Fyvie Castle. Fyvie Castle dates back to the 13th century and has a fine collection of arms and armour as well as 17th century tapestries. You continue, travelling through beautiful scenery and on to Nairn, where lunch will be taken at nearby Brodie Castle. You have time to explore this imposing castle’s unusual plasterwork and art collection. In the afternoon, you can take the Clan Walk at the Culloden Visitor Centre. The Clan Stone Walkway is designed to commemorate the Scottish Clans and their clansmen who fought at the battle of Culloden. After the visit, you continue to Forres for your overnight stay.
Day 4: You travel south through some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer to Dalwhinnie Distillery where you have the chance to taste the ‘Water of Life’. Dalwhinnie is the highest Distillery in Scotland and takes its waters right from the source of the River Spey. After a lunch stop in Pitlochry, you head to Loch Leven. In the middle of the Loch you find Lochleven Castle, a late 14th-century tower, which was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. You can enjoy a boat ride over to the island and explore at your own leisure before we return back over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh.