Other places to stay in and around Nairn
Braeval Hotel is a lively, friendly pub-hotel overlooking
It benefits from spectacular sea views and is located close to Nairn town
The hotel’s Bandstand Bar won CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR
2009, 2010 and 2011.
The Bar has 9 Real Ale pumps of Scottish and English ales is Cask Marque
accredited and in The Good Beer Guide 2010.
Our popular Sea View Restaurant offers a fine selection of Sea Food, Steaks
and Scottish dishes.
Braeval Hotel Accommodation
Renovated in 2007, the bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary, yet
All rooms are en-suite, some with sea views.
All have tea/coffee making facilities, remote control flat screen TV,
hairdryers, radio alarms and WiFi.
The Braeval is a lively, pub-hotel and at weekends the hotel regularly
has live music or a disco.
Some of the bedrooms may be affected by noise from the Bar.
If this is a concern, then please contact the hotel to request a quieter
As expected in a Victorian building, the rooms vary in size from large
to compact and the price varies accordingly.
Braeval Hotel Facilities
All rooms en suite with hairdryer, radio/alarms, TV, Tea/Coffee making
facilities and WiFi.
Bar and Restaurant Meals
Full alcohol drinks license
Sea View Restaurant
Residents Lounge with Log Fire
Non-smoking establishment with external Smoking Area
The 14th century home of the Tanes of Cawdor, this dramatic fairytale
castle complete with medival tower and drawbridge, is still lived in by
Cawdor has an excellent collection of antiques, paintings and tapestries,
as well as a restaurant, beautiful gardens, nature trails and a 9-hole
A signposted trail includes all of Nairn's major historical markers from
the old riverside kirkyard and the Court House down through the town to
the Harbour and the Wallace Bandstand.
Or visit Auldearn, to the east, where a way-marked route gives a fascinating
glimpse into the village's turbulent past.
Dating from 16th century, Brodie Castle contains a notable collection
of fine furniture, porcelain, paintings and a fine 17th century ceiling.
In the grounds, there is also a picnic area, woodland walks and an adventure
Lying between Nairn and Inverness, this is one of the most imposing military
fortifications to be found anywhere in Europe.
Built to intimidate the Highlanders in the aftermath of Culloden, the
fort is still in military use today and contains the Regimental Museum
of the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders.
Several miles west of Nairn, this is the site of the last battle on British
soil where, on 16th April 1746, the Jacobite Rising of 1745 came to its
tragic conclusion with the crushing defeat of the Young Pretender, Prince
Charles Edward Stuart, and his loyal Highland followers.
Visit the battlefiled and the visitor centre with multi-lingual audio-visual
presentations operated by the National Trust for Scotland.
Jacobite Cruises Loch Ness
An Unforgettable Experience, Unwind Amongst some of Scotland's most dramatic
scenery on a Jacobite Cruise along the Caledonian Canal and on to Loch
Combined coach and cruise trips are also available.
You'll revel in the freedom of uncrowded waterways as you are carried
through some of Scotland's most beautiful open country Light refreshments
are available on board, and there's a fully licensed bar where you can
enjoy a drink during your cruise.
Nairn is one of Scotland's premier golfing resorts. Nairn boasts 2 championship
golf courses and another 20 within easy reach (Royal Dornoch an hours
Fringed by the famous Nairn Golf Club to the west and the popular Dunbar
Golf Club in the east, the town is one of the Highland's most attractive
Nairn Dunbar Golf Course, situated on the shores of the
Moray Firth, the Nairn Dunbar golf course, founded in 1899, is a highly
rated Scottish links championship course representing a formidable challenge
with its gorse and whin lined fairways.
The club enjoys a growing reputation for high quality competition golf.
Renowned for its excellent condition and friendly reception to visitors,
it was the chosen venue in 1999 for the Northern Open Professional Championship,
the Scottish Ladies Amateur Stroke Play and the Scottish Boys Stroke Play.
In 2001 the club hosted the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship
(qualifying rounds) and in 2002 the Seniors Home Internationals and the
Scottish Open Amateur Mixed Tournaments.
An outstanding new clubhouse was officially opened in May 1998 by Sir
Michael Bonallack OBE.
Facilities include comfortable lounge bars, dining room, extensive locker
room facilities with visitors room and showers.
Angling and Sea Angling
The River Narin, Clunas Dam and many smaller lochs are home to Rainbow
Trout and Brown Trout. Sea angling is popular in the Moray Firth and boats
can be chartered from Nairn Harbour.
Dolphin and seal spotting in the Moray Firth on board “Seacruise”
River and Forest Walks
Whilst both Nairn's East and West beaches are popular with walkers, there
are many other local walks including those set out to explore the banks
of the River Nairn and the nearby River Findhorn, and the way-marked nature
trails of the Culbin Forest.
The Whiskey Trail
South east of Nairn, along the banks of the River Spey, visitors can discover
over half of the whiskey distilleries in Scotland.
Several of these world famous distilleries have come together to establish
'The Whiskey Trail' to enable visitors to witness each part of the production
process and then sample the unique tastes of Speyside's finest product.
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