Variety of days out to suit all ages and interests.

The 1645 Inn is an ideal base for a variety of days out to suit all ages and interests.¬†Just ask us when you get here and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

Historic Places to Visit Nearby

  • Culloden Battlefield – site of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final defeat
  • Fort George – garrison for the army of George II, now containing a military museum
  • Clava Cairns – Bronze Age chambered cairns and standing stones
  • Cawdor Castle – legendary connections with Shakepeare’s Macbeth
  • Sueno’s Stone in Forres – over 23 feet tall and 1000 years old
  • Elgin Cathedral – burned by the infamous Wolf of Badenoch in 1390
  • Brodie Castle – delightful grounds and sumptuous interior

For a more detailed list, visit the web sites by the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland.

For the Children (and big kids!)

  • You don’t have to look far for ideas to keep the kids occupied:
  • Landmark Centre at Carrbridge, excellent for a day out
  • Along the coastline from Nairn there are long stretches of sandy beach
  • Lots of walks and cycle paths in the nearby Culbin Forest Nature Reserve
  • Boat trips into the Moray Firth to see the famous dolphins
  • Steam train rides between Boat of Garten and Aviemore
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd and Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore
  • Nessie hunting on Loch Ness! Take a cruise from Inverness, Drumnadrochit or Fort Augustus, visit the Nessie centres and explore Urquhart Castle.
  • Check out the world famous producers of Baxters of Speyside, Walkers of Aberlour and Johnstones of Elgin
  • More clambering about on ruins – Rait Castle is near the Inn and Duffus Castle is just a short drive away

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