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Spending a few hours

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Want to spend a few hours in Nairn during late October with my 9 yr old grandson. Any thoughts what we could do please. Thanks

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Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre is fantastic, although your grandson might not appreciate the insight into the complexities of this battle, but you might.

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John

Thanks for that. He's only 9 but is interested in history etc.

Is the museum in Nairn itself?

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If it is a nice day then Nairn has one of the best beaches in the area but apart from that I am not sure there is a lot.

Culloden or Fort George , a bus ride or a drive along the coast, might be alternatives

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Have you read this?

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/nairn/nairn/index.html

Fort George is wonderful and probably much more there to interest a 9 year old boy than at Culloden.

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/nairn/nairn/index.html

I spent a whole day there and didn't have time to get bored. You can also have lunch in the army canteen! The Living History talk was also excellent and grndson would enjoy that as there was plenty of information for the youngsters to enjoy as well as the adults.

http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/presocialhistory/socialhistory/social/social/george/index.html

The Museum is in the centre of Nairn. It's a long time since I went though. Trip Advisor reviews are good.

Nairn has a lovely beach too.

He might also enjoy Clava Cairns which are just a short distance from Culloden Battlefiedl. They are open daylight hours but most atmospheric late afternoon when the light is low and all the visitors have gone.

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/inverness/clavacairns/index.html

My review and pictures here.

https://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/review?id=152491

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My 9 years old daughter ( at the time ) has enjoyed jumping on the rocks by the seaside. The seaside promenade in Nairn is very pleasant, and there's a very nice children playground next to it.

All in all, we liked Nairn. It seemed like a very enjoyable little town to visit, and very handy for visiting attractions in vicinity too. Both Cawdor Castle and Castle Brody are very near,

Yuri.

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Another thing i should have mentioned is that we will be using public transport. That possibly may restrict what we can do?

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Thanks for all the great replies and suggestions.

The date we will be doing something is 30th October. That evening we are on sleeper from Inverness to London.

Will everything mentioned be open at that time please.

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Nairn Museum , Fort George, Culloden, Clava Cairns and Castle Brodie are all open. Cawdor Castle has shut by then.

One thing to remember is that sunset is 16.30 in Nairn at the end of October.

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Thank you

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Can someone please advise how i can get to Culloden centre and Fort George from Inverness using public transport ?

We will only visit one though. Thanks

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