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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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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Adventures in the UK 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 scenery and is a hidden gem of unexploited Scottish tourism with […]

Situated in gloriously peaceful woodland by an enchanting lochan in the Laich of Moray, the 8 self-catering lodges stand in a sheltered valley four miles from the lovely country town of Forres. Moray is a beautiful area for holiday lodges in Scotland and is central for touring the whole of northern Scotland. The countryside around […]

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.