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Forres

About Forres

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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Stuffed to the turrets with antique furniture, paintings and ceramics, the legacy of generations of Clan Brodie, this 16th-century castle is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. Visit Brodie Castle in Moray and explore the rooms, passageways, and towers, all sensitively restored to show what everyday life was like for one of […]

Cluny Bank takes pride of place in the heart of Moray, a beautiful location on the north-east coast. Each of our seven bedrooms are individually named after family, friends and our first guests. Every room is different both in style and size and all have been recently refurbished. We have three double/twin rooms, two double […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mains of Moy Cottage, near Forres, is a beautifully renovated cottage in a quiet, rural, but accessible, location situated on a private farm track. It has open views and easy walking and cycling from the door to the Findhorn River, Findhorn Bay, Culbin Forest and the idyllic sandy beaches of the Moray Firth. Mains of […]