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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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Forres Listings

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 […]

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 […]

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 Cafe at Logie Steading, artisan makers and retailers, often with specialist knowledge of their niche products. There is a whisky shop, a book shop, and even a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blervie House is a historic Scottish Country House set in a delightful rural area of Moray Speyside but just a short drive from Inverness. Blervie House is currently the only 5 Star accommodation in Moray Speyside. The house was recently renovated and combines the best stately home elegance with 21st-century conveniences. Blervie House nestles in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dunphail Distillery invites you to visit our traditional Scotch Whisky distillery, located in the beautiful Moray countryside. Our visitor centre is open to all, and offers a wide selection of whisky, official merchandise and gifts.  An exclusive distillery hand-fill is available for visitors wanting to bottle their own whisky straight from the cask.  Refreshments are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]