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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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A gorgeous 2-bedroom cottage, nestled on a quiet country road between Culbin Forest and Brodie Castle. The surprisingly spacious accommodation housed in a lovely combination of your classic old But’n’Ben cottage and a bright extension comprises: – modern, fully-equipped dining kitchen – bright living room with a cathedral ceiling, floor-to-ceiling gable-end windows and a wood burning […]

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 […]

The extravagant yet welcoming Burgie House is situated on the stunning Moray Firth with views overlooking Findhorn Bay.  This large and luxurious holiday retreat is possibly one of the most outstanding homes that Scotland offers.  Being nestled in over 1000 acres of private land, boasting classical architecture and space to sleep up to 25 in […]

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 […]

Resting peacefully on the Scottish coast in the former fishing village of Findhorn, you will find High Beach. Exuding character and charm through its original features, this traditional yet fully modernised old fisherman’s cottage offers an idyllic setting for a family escape to the coast. With stunning bay views, yet easily accessible from Forres train […]

This 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. It is also a perfect base from […]

Knockomie sits comfortably in it’s surroundings, with 15 rooms and a gastro dining experience. The Inn has developed over the last 30 years under the guidance of Gavin and Penny Ellis, allowing the experience to develop and change with the seasons. Having created a new direction, Knockomie is proud to offer genuine hospitality, in an […]

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 malt See the kiln where […]

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 know 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. […]

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 renovated in 2017 and combines the best of stately home elegance with the 21st century conveniences. […]

Situated in landscaped gardens and perfectly positioned within the leafy parkland district of Forres, The Ramnee 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, offering you a wealth of places […]

Set just a short walk away from the stunning coastal town of Findhorn, this holiday park offers space for touring caravans, tents and the hire of their onsite Eco cabins, Eco Chalets and Static Caravans. The Findhorn area is a lovely part of the Moray coast with unspoilt golden sandy beaches, pine forests and beautiful […]

The Burgie Riding Centre operates from within The Burgie Estate. We offer lead rein rides, group lessons, private lessons and show jumping lessons for children and adults, or experienced horse riders can choose to hack around a picturesque setting of the 1500 acre Burgie Estate. We also currently offer full, part and working livery to […]