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Nairn has always been blessed by a fine climate - little rain, lots of sun - but in 19th century it was the reputed medicinal properties of the local sea water (and the arrival of the steam train) that brought thousands of Victorians flocking to the town. These first tourists were encouraged by one Doctor Grigor, who is commemorated by a statue in the town. Today, visitors can learn about this and many other aspects of Nairn's history from an 'Exploring Historic Nairn' leaflet and a series of seafront interpretive panels.
Of course, Nairn also boasts two excellent golf courses - Nairn and Nairn Dunbar - and there are a wide range of fine facilities for all the family to enjoy at Nairn Leisure Park and Swimming Pool. Other notable local attractions include Nairn Museum, which is in the Georgian mansion of Viewfield, and recalls the town's time as a busy herring harbour. In addition, during the summer months, Nairn hosts an extensive programme of family entertainment and major events including the Nairn Agricultural Show and the Nairn Highland Games.
Tourist information is available in the Nairn Community and Arts Centre on King St. A freefone is there to allow visitors to phone and book accommodation in town. Beware the opening hours of the library and the half day closure on a Wednesday. Most shop keepers will help you as will Council staff at the Service Point if needs must. Try logging in to www.visitnairn.com as there is a wealth of information and accommodation suggestions on that site.
Visitors can book accommodation in Nairn online via the visitscotland.com website: