Local Attractions

Golf

Nairn Dunbar Championship Golf  (400 yards from the apartment) – A Hidden Gem with the well-earned reputation of being the “friendly club where spectacular golf and first class service combine” is continually maintained, offering members and visitors the highest quality of Scottish links golfing experience.

Nairn Golf Club – Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur alike. Founded in 1887, it is now one of the best courses in Scotland, and has hosted a large number of important championships

Castle Stuart Golf Course – Debuted as No 56 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the world (Golf Magazine) a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle. Has staged the European Tour Scottish Open 4 times in recent years.

Other nearby courses:

Elgin Golf Club – http://www.elgingolfclub.com/

Moray Golf Club – http://www.moraygolf.co.uk/

Forres Golf Club – http://www.forresgolfclub.co.uk/

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club – http://www.fortrosegolfclub.co.uk/

Royal Dornoch Golf Club – http://www.royaldornoch.com/


Fishing / Activities / Outdoor Pursuits

Speyside Fishing

Cairngorm Mountain Funicular railway, Guided walks, Mountain Biking, Snowsports and the UK’s highest restaurant!


Whisky Distilleries

The Malt Whisky Trail

Benromach Distillery


Castles / National Trust / Sight Seeing

Culloden scene of the famous Battle that saw the downfall of the Jacobites

Brodie Castle including Brodie Countryfair is a popular destination for shopping, lunch or coffees. They sell a broad range of gifts, clothing and deli-fare.

Cawdor Castle  just 10 mins drive away. There’s the castle, Tea Rooms and the historic Cawdor Tavern. Next to the castle is also a  9-hole pitch and putt, suitable for beginners (club hire available).

Fort George – A defence against the Jacobites, built following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Loch Ness Centre & ExhibitionGraded a 5 Star Visitor Attraction by Visit Scotland
The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas exploring Loch Ness from it’s beginings to the third millenium. Including Urquhart Castle – On the shores of Loch Ness (look out for that Monster)!

Culbin Sands – Nature Reserve

Cairngorm National ParkOne of Scotland’s Top 10 visitor attractions and home to the UK’s highest Funicular Railway and restaurant

Visit RSPB in Boat of Garten where you might see Ospreys


Shopping

Inverness has plenty to offer. Including Inverness Castle, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Swimming Pool (with excellent slides, wave machine and lazy river), Ice Rink and Eden Court for shows, cinema etc

Baxters Highland Village

Kids

Landmark Visitors Centre

Kincraig Wildlife Park

Dolphin Watch at Chanonry Point and EcoVentures