*** You won't find us if you set a satnav to the postcode***

The map coordinates are 57.546971N -3.827105W. Look for a sign saying LAIKENBUIE HOLIDAYS up on the bank on the east side of the A939.

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At traffic lights on the east side of Nairn the A939 branches south off the A96. We are exactly 3 miles from this junction, on the left, as you drive south towards Grantown-on-Spey. Our sign says LAIKENBUIE HOLIDAYS (not Hiddenglen Holidays) and is set back from the road on a bank. It is a little difficult to see in the dark due to the requirements of our visibility splay.

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The Moray Firth has many varied geographical areas all within easy reach. From long sandy beaches, through mature woods with cascading rivers, up to the ski slopes on Cairngorm Mountain. The climate is usually kind with only 23in of rain and plenty of sun. There are dolphins in the sea, monsters in the loch (or so we believe), deer on the ground and eagles in the air. If you take a little time to look for these and the other birds and animals you have a good chance of success.
loch ness monster
LOCH NESS MONSTER
A must see, need we say more!
Loch Ness Monster Exhibition
moray firth dolphin
MORAY FIRTH DOLPHINS
Dolphins can be seen from Nairn beach, but a more reliable place is Chanonry Point, Fortrose. Boat trips run from Inverness and Cromerty.
Whale and Dolphin Centre Scotland
Cawdor castle
CAWDOR CASTLE
There is much to see in the well furnished rooms.
Cawdor Castle
speyside distillery
SPEYSIDE DISTILLERIES
Plenty of choice, but you may want a driver with all the samples!
The Malt Whisky Trail
fort george
FORT GEORGE
Many guests enjoy a visit here and you may see dolphins from the ramparts.
Historic Scotland - Fort George
culloden battlefield
CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD
This was the end of Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign. It was the last battle on British soil.
National Trust for Scotland - Culloden
nairn beach
NAIRN BEACH
A huge sandy beach safe for swimming. Not so empty on a warm summer's day.
Moray Firth tide times.
the classroom bistro nairn
THE CLASSROOM BISTRO, NAIRN
A popular place with our guests where an emphasis is placed on quality local food.
The Classroom.
highland wildlife park
KINGUSSIE WILDLIFE PARK
The only attraction in this list that is just over an hours drive from here. A showcase of wildlife that used to roam Scotland and more.
Highland Wildlife Park
brodie countryfare
BRODIE COUNTRYFARE
A lifesaver for those needing retail therapy.
Brodie Countryfare
landmark forest adventure park
LANDMARK FOREST ADVENTURE PARK
Set in a mature forest, children may claim to be deprived if they don't spend a day here.
Landmark
The bakehouse findhorn
BAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT, FINDHORN
Enjoy a homemade freshly baked pizza.
The Bakehouse
inverness
INVERNESS CITY
All the usual city attractions including traditional music and theatre.
Inverness
velocity cafe
VELOCITY CAFE, INVERNESS
A homely place with local food, hand baked cakes, steamy soup and big hunks of bread. Great atmosphere.
Velocity
nairn bandstand
NAIRN
This list of visitor attractions within an hours drive could easily have another 100 great entries, but life is too short, so here's a flavour of the rest, or checkout this prolific online resource.
Visit Nairn

LOGIE STEADING VISITOR CENTRE

FINDHORN RIVER beautiful valley walks.

GOLF - a choice of 15 courses.

BRODIE CASTLE

HOUSEHILL FARMSHOP & RESTAURENT

SPEYSIDE STEAM RAILWAY

RSPB LOCH GARTEN OSPREYS

NAIRN SWIMMING POOL and steam room.

SOUTERS CREEK PIZZA OVEN, CROMERTY

SPEY BAY shingle beach and wildlife.

OR stay around Hiddenglen, enjoy a good book, paddle the dinghy on the loch and relax in our peaceful surroundings. There is a children's play area and you are welcome to collect the eggs and feed pet lambs if we have them.
urszula muskus
AND, surprisingly, we have an excellent book by Peter's grandmother. The subject matter may surprise you, it is an uplifting read so check out the 100+ five star reviews on Amazon.uk or go to the book's website
The Long Bridge