Forres is an Historic Royal Burgh and multiple Britain in Bloom winning town to the west of the region. Forres is just minutes from Findhorn and the Moray Coast and offers visitors many accommodation options and choices of things to do.
Through history Kings and princes fought and died here as Sueno’s Stone (the tallest Pictish carved monument in Scotland) stands testimony. Forres is also famous as the home of the real Macbeth.
The town itself is quaint and pretty with the splendid Grant Park, named for Forres ‘loon’ and inventor of the Digestive Biscuit Sir Alexander Grant, providing a central location for many annual events such as Piping at Forres as well as for the town’s incredible floral displays.
Nelson’s Tower, an octagonal tower built in honour of Lord Nelson overlooks the town and offers stunning views to the Moray Coast.
Forres has a pleasant high street which offers an array of independent shops, three amazing butcher shops, numerous local craft producers and much more for the discerning visitor.
Forres is home to a great local golf course, Forres Golf Course the local football team, Forres Mechanics, known as ‘the Cans’ and two of Speyside's whisky distilleries; Dallas Dhu, an historic distillery operated by Historic Environment Scotland, and the family-owned Benromach Distillery.
Forres is just a few minutes’ drive from the popular coastal village of Findhorn. The village itself boasts an array of accommodation, food and drink and activities. The nearby Findhorn Foundation is known throughout the world as a global centre for ecological and sustainable living.
For more information on Forres, why not visit Forres Local, an independently operated local website which is packed-full of local news and updates as well as local tourism information.
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Nelson Tower in Forres was built by the Forres Trafalgar Club to commemorate Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. From the top it affords spectacular views of the town and Findhorn Bay while it overlooks the town from the summit of Cluny Hill. The foundation stone was laid by James Brodie of Brodie Castle on […]
The Best Adventures in the UK – White water rafting Here at Ace Adventures & Hideaways, we offer the best white-water rafting in the UK and other adventure activities from our glamping and camping site in Moray, Scotland. Based in Moray, on the Logie Estate by the River Findhorn in the highlands of Scotland, UK. The area offers spectacular […]
We are a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family of whisky-lovers intent on making single malt the right way with true character. We keep things simple. A handful of distillers relying entirely on our expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky; Speyside single malt matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly […]
Findhorn Bay Holiday Park offers three-star Holiday Accommodation and a quiet camping and caravanning site next to the world-famous Findhorn Community. Nearby attractions include the Universal Hall providing exciting events, the beautiful Findhorn Village with two cosy pubs and a Marina with a watersports centre. Our Eco-chalets are designed and built to a high ecological […]
Carisbrooke Hotel is situated in Forres, Moray. The hotel offers many amenities to its visitors such as: popular bar and visitors alike, karaoke machine with a TV, games & entertainment area, and regular themed night like ‘Weakest Link’ and ‘Stars in their eyes specialties’ The hotel is focused on golf breaks and fishing holidays (with […]
The Ramnee Hotel is situated in landscaped gardens and perfectly positioned within the leafy parkland district of Forres. The hotel offers visitors a choice of 18 bedrooms, two restaurants, a bar and a splendid garden. The Moray coast is a fabulous place to visit; located between Speyside and the Highland capital Inverness. Forres offers you […]
This site is currently closed. Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s. Picturesque Dallas Dhu originally made malt whisky for the popular Roderick Dhu blend. Enjoy the free audio guide and audio-visual presentation Visit the malt barn – a long, two-storey warehouse where barley was turned into […]
Enjoy campfires and starry skies in cosy glamping cabins or camping on our small farm campsite, The Loft Glamping and Camping. Located on a working farm growing barley for local malt whisky production and rearing our own friendly goat herd we are a peaceful site where you can enjoy a relaxing rural holiday. We have […]
Kimberley House is the perfect spot for guests seeking a luxury retreat in Findhorn. The cottage comprises two double bedrooms on the ground floor, both en-suite, and a large open plan dining/living space and kitchen upstairs. The cottage has been fitted out to the highest possible standard, with exclusive furniture and fittings. The property is […]
Enjoy Salmon Fishing at Logie Estate on the River Findhorn in Moray Speyside Scotland Scotland is the home of salmon fishing, famed for its beautiful rivers and magnificent scenery and salmon fishing on the River Findhorn at Logie is no exception. The estate offers interesting and exciting fishing on the beautiful River Findhorn, covering a […]
The Carlton Hotel is situated in the ancient Royal Burgh of Forres, it is one of Scotland’s most attractive small towns and is well known for its many past awards in the Scotland in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions. The Carlton Hotel offers 13 bedrooms; all designed to give a comfortable traditional country feel. […]
The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community and holistic learning centre – an experiential journey into new ways of living. We welcome guests to step into ongoing exploration of their own. See our course list online. The world-famous Findhorn Foundation (Cluny Hill) and Ecovillage (Findhorn) began in 1962 and is situated on the beautiful Moray […]
Cosy rural cottage in Dunphail, Moray. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen dining room and separate sitting room. See website for photos and further details and to check availability. Recently renovated stone cottage set in in beautiful countryside in its own grounds near the top of a private drive off the A940 about 9 miles […]
Willowbarn Rafford is luxury self catering accommodation in the heart of Moray Speyside. It is a spacious, first-floor, barn-style property set in a peaceful country setting on the Dava Way and Speyside Whisky Trail, in a quiet, and tranquil area. The self catering accommodation is set in an idyllic private 4- acre garden. The surrounding […]
TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH FOOD HALL, RESTAURANT, GIFTS, INTERIORS, SCOTTISH GIFTS, LADIES FASHION, EVENING WEAR, KITCHEN, TABLE WARE, DELICATESSEN, TOYS, GAMES, STATIONERY, LADIES LEISUREWEAR, MENSWEAR Situated in a relaxing environment just a few minutes from Brodie Castle, Brodie Countryfare is one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland providing a blend of quality […]