Local Area Information

Riverdale Holiday Home is situated 1.5 miles away from the seaside town of Nairn which overlooks the Moray Firth. It has a small but busy harbour which is flanked by miles of unspoilt award winning blue flagbeaches, sand dunes and forest walks. There are an excellent selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. 

The area is renowned for its wealth of places of interest. There are two championship golf courses within the town and many others such as Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch within easy reach. The Moray coast is renowned for its fine beaches and sea life especially the bottle-nosed dolphins and colonies of seals.

The Highland capital is just fifteen miles away from Nairn and Loch Ness is within one hours drive. There are numerous historic sites and interesting places in the withing easy reach.

Attractions nearby

Loch Ness - World famous for its monter myths and legends. This beautiful glacier formed deep water loch is within easy reach of Nairn. Enjoy a scenic drive either side of the loch stopping at many interesting places along the way such Urqhart Castle, Fort Augustus, the Caledonian Canal to name but a few.

Cawdor castle - 3.6 miles. Said to be the most romantic castle in the Highlands. This 14th century building is home to the Thane's of Cawdor. There are fine paintings, tapestries and furniture to admire as well as well kept gardens with nature trails.

Brodie Castle - 9.2 miles. Set is the heart of some of the most beautiful Morayshire parkland, Brodie Castle is steeped in history and has plenty to offer the visitor.

  • Fort George - 10.9 miles. Built in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprisings, Fort George, completed in 1769, it is the most formidable artillery fortification in Britain. Still used as an active barracks Fort George has a superb milatary museum with a fantasitc collection of arms and gives a unique insight into life at the times.
  • Chanonry Point - 33.8 miles. Renowned as being one of the best places to see Dolphins in Europe. Often seen only a few metres from shore the resident pod of bottle nosed Dolphins can be seen feeding usually two hours after low tide. 

Culbin Forest - You can access Culbin Forest from may different nearby points. Walk along the beach in Nairn and join the forest or drive to the Culbin car park at Wellhill around eight miles away and enjoy the Hill 99 circular walk. The woods are a wonderful place to walk, cycle and ride.

Malt Whiskey Trail - The Malt Whiskey Trail is an important part of Scotland's Heritage and the area has the largest concentration if Malt Whiskey Distilleries anywhere in the world. The gardens at the Glen Grant distillery are just as good as the whiskey!

Other attractions:

Fishing River Nairn, River Findhorn and River Spey

Cycling and mountain biking

Golf - Nairn Dunbar, Nairn West, Castle Stuart, Spey Valley and Royal Dornoch

Walking - Cairngorms National Park, Culbin Woods and numerous other walks

Sailing - Nairn, Findhorn and numerous other locations