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!

Historical tours

Our local historian, Andrew Grant McKenzie MA (Hons) FSA Scot is an expert in Scottish history and personalised historical tours of the surrounding areas and battlefields can be arranged on request or by visiting Andrew’s website – Highland Historian: Heritage Consultancy & Bespoke Tour Guiding

Andrew’s video on The Battle of Auldearn which was fought close to where The 1645 Inn stands today can be viewed by following this link THE BATTLE OF AULDEARN, 9th May 1645 – YouTube


Nairn’s beautiful sandy beaches stretch from the Nairn Golf Club to the harbour at Fishertown with amazing views over to Cromarty. Nairn beach is known as one of the best beaches in Scotland, winning a Scotland Best Beach award for over 20 years in a row! The Moray Coast dolphins make regular appearances along Nairn’s coastline and are a sight to behold.

The promenade stretches the length of the West beach and boasts a newly installed splash pad as well as play areas, cafés, a putting green and an outdoor gym.

The more remote East beach is easily accessible from the harbour and offers direct access to the Culbin Forest Nature Reserve where you can enjoy long forest walks and for the bird watchers there is an array of bird life to spot.

If you head west along the beach from the Nairn Golf Club at low tide you can walk to the Fisherman’s Bothy on the “Secret Beach” (Whiteness Beach). This beautiful, secluded beach is ideal for a romantic walk or a family picnic.

If dolphin watching is more your thing, boat trips can be booked from the harbour.


Nairn boasts 2 championship 18-hole golf courses, The Nairn Golf Club  and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, as well as having Castle Stuart Golf Links a 15-minute drive away, and  Royal Dornoch a little over an hour’s drive away.

With 60 golf courses within a 50-mile radius – The 1645 Inn is the perfect place to start and end your Highland golf experience.


Nairn offers a variety of angling opportunities, from fun family days at Geddes Trout Fishery to more serious salmon fishing on the River Nairn or River Findhorn or casting-off from the pier or beach into the Moray Firth

Water Sports

If you are a lover of water sports, the Moray Firth is ideal for a wide range of water sports. Kite Surfers and paddle boarders can often be seen off the beach in Nairn.

You can hire paddle boards and kayaks from Findhorn Marina  which is just a short drive from the 1645 Inn or get the water taxi over to the Culbin Forest in Findhorn for a bit of exploring.

If you are more of an adventure seeker, white water rafting, cliff jumping and canyoning can be done in Moray just a short drive away.


Scotland’s castles are steeped in history and legend and there is no shortage of them in the Highlands. Whether it is the ruins of Urquhart Castle or the stately home of Dunrobin Castle you are looking to explore, The 1645 Inn is the perfect place from which to start exploring.

Winter Sports

If you are more a winter sports enthusiast, we are situated less than an hour from Aviemore where you can enjoy a day’s skiing in the snow-covered peaks of the Cairngorms. Skiing and snowboarding lessons can be booked at

The Malt Whisky Trail

With around 47 distilleries spread across the Highlands and Islands, the Highland whisky region is by far Scotland’s largest geographical whisky producing area. Highland whiskies are diverse and boast probably the widest array of styles, from rich and textured to fragrantly floral – these are whiskies that are second to none. With an array of distilleries in our surrounding area, you will be spoilt for choice!

Coastal Walks and Munro Bagging

With an abundance of coastal and forest walks in the surrounding area and the Cairngorm National Park on our doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice. Ranger guided walks can be booked at

Motorbike Touring

The Highlands are notorious for spectacular scenery and of course The North Coast 500, perfect for exploring on your motorbike. Why not stop over at The 1645 Inn on your travels, we offer secure overnight parking for your motorbike as well as a friendly village pub from which to plan your next adventure from.

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