Plan your visit

Nairn has a range of transport links for travelling to and around the town, and lots of lovely places to eat and stay.

Visitor info

TRAVEL

As an environmentally-aware event organiser, we encourage our audiences to travel on public transport where possible, and to avoid flying if they can.


By train

Nairn's ScotRail train station has regular services west to Inverness, and east to Aberdeen. Connections at these two stations allow for further services from Scotland's cities, as well as the Caledonian Sleeper from London. Download the ScotRail app to plan and book your trip.

By bus

Bus travel across Nairn provides easy and convenient access to most areas of the county. Nairn is serviced with nine bus routes which encompass services west to Inverness, and east to Aberdeen via Forres, Elgin, Keith, Huntly, and Inverurie.

By car

There is plenty of parking at our main venue, the Nairn Community Arts Centre, and throughout the town. There are electric vehicle charge points at the Centre and at the central car park off King Street.

By air

As well as regular flights to / from Stornoway, the nearby Inverness Airport's destinations include: Belfast; Birmingham; Bristol; Dublin; London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton); and Manchester.

Both a regular ScotRail train service and Stagecoach bus link operate from Inverness Airport station to Nairn train station.

Taxi services

Need a ride? Check out Taxi 24/7 Nairn or Nairn Taxis.

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EATING OUT

The Bandstand's Bar & Restaurant offers spectacular sea views across the Moray Firth while you can enjoy the fresh produce that's as local as possible. The bar also has an ever-changing range of real ales.

The Classroom is the perfect venue for a quick pre-event lunch or evening meal. The bar will also furnish you with a specially created festival cocktail. Festival attendees are also eligible for a discount here, so don’t forget to show your tickets!

More eateries

There are several great places to eat out in Nairn – check out Eat - Nairn Scotland for further suggestions.

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ACCOMMODATION

As well as great bite to eat, The Bandstand also offers comfortable en-suite guestrooms, and a philosophy a great night’s sleep should be followed by a delicious breakfast using the best locally sourced produce.

Boath Stables, a local 18th century stable block set renovated into holiday accommodation, features spacious double bedrooms, gardens, and an open fire in each cottage's lounge.

Bed & Breakfast Sandown House boasts spacious guest rooms some with stunning views. It is less than 10 minutes walk to Nairn's beach, and a stone’s throw the Nairn Golf Club. The House is also available for exclusive use.

More accommodation

Scotland's Highland Playground is packed with information about Nairn and with useful lists of places to stay, and Nairn Visitor Guide has a useful accommodation map.

Fancy something a bit different? My Voyage Scotland has a range of suggestions of hotels to B&Bs to camping.

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