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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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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 […]

Originally built as a model farm in the 1920’s, Logie Steading near Forres has attractive sandstone buildings now house an enthusiastic group of individual businesses including the acclaimed Olive Tree Cafe, artisan makers and retailers, often with specialist knowledge of their niche products. There is a whisky shop, a book shop, and even a space […]

The Old Mill Inn, Brodie, is a country hotel and restaurant situated in Brodie, a historic village in the Scottish Highlands. Our country setting, nestling on the banks of the Muckle Burn and near the renowned Culbin Forest, is a short distance from historical Brodie Castle and a brief stroll to the celebrated shopping destination […]

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 […]

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 […]

A registered charity (SC028270), Moray Art Centre offers an annual programme of local and international exhibitions, events, classes, and arts residencies, along with interesting and flexible spaces for rent, both for exhibitions and all types of meetings and events. The environmentally built and designed Centre is situated in the unique landscape of Findhorn Bay, Moray. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A rustic venue offering a variety of venue hire options suitable for weddings, music/theatre/ comedy events venue, retreats and residential courses, meetings parties, team building, group/society/club events and family gatherings and celebrations. Music and performance events venue hire The Loft has two main events venue spaces, our rustic barn venue can accommodate up to x100 […]