Local attractions

Malt Whisky Trail

The Royal Burgh of Forres is home to 2 Malt Whisky distilleries, The Benromach Distillery and the Dallas Dhu Distillery.

These are both open to visitors, discover the process behind making Scottish Malt whisky .

Sueno’s Stone

The Forres area is steeped in history, to the east end of the town stands a monument from the Pictish era, the mysterious and magnificent ‘Suenos Stone’ which stands over 22 foot tall.

It is the largest know Pictish sculptured stone in the world.

Grant Park – Scotland in Bloom Awards

Forres is well known for its award winning floral sculptures & displays which attract many tourists each year, the town is proud of its previous achievments in the Scotland in Bloom & Britain in Bloom competitions and has received many awards over the years.

Nelson’s Tower and Cluny Hill

Standing high on the hill behind Grant Park is Nelson’s Tower, opened in 1812 to commemorate Admiral Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 it was the first memorial in Britain to be built in honour of Lord Nelson,

Open seasonally, the climb to the top of the tower is well worth the view over the Moray Firth.

Randolph’s Leap

A few miles to the south of Forres is the beauty spot of Randolph’s Leap on the River Findhorn, sign-posted walks through ancient forests and rocky gorges, why not stop in at the Logie Steading which is closeby.

Logie Steadings was originally built as a model farm in the 1920’s, it has now been converted to present quality for visitors and offers home-baking and light lunches in the tea room, arts & craft shops.

Brodie Castle – Near Dyke

Situated about 4 miles to the west of forres just off the A96 before Brodie.

Brodie Castle is open to the public and is famous for its unique collection of Daffodils, the castle is also renowned for its impressive art collection.

Findhorn Bay

Four miles from Forres is Findhorn Bay, a picturesque coastal village with miles of white sandy beaches, the area is also popular for walking, sailing and bird watching.

For more information about Forres please visit the Forres Community website