Forres

[Forres from the top of Nelson's Tower, Cluny Hill]

Forres is a town of under 15,000 inhabitants, but boats a list of diverse attractions that many towns several times its size would envy. This former burgh sits towards the northern edge of the Speyside whisky region. Benromach Distillery still produces the golden elixir just across the A96 from the town centre, while to the south, Dallas Dhu no longer operates but remains open to the public under the care of Historic Scotland. Add to these the tallest Pictish stone in Scotland, a plethora of green spaces and plenty of old buildings... you'd be hard pressed to find a more interesting town anywhere in Moray.

[Sueno's Stone]

Name: Forres ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NJ 038589 / cool slung fell

Name: St Laurence Parish Church ☆☆☆
Description: Probably the most impressive building on the High Street: striking neo-Gothic exterior and cavernous, warm interior.
Location: High Street, town centre, G.R.: NJ 036589 / seating sculture measuring
Open (2017): Weekdays, May to September
Cost (2017): Free

Name: Sueno's Stone ★★☆☆
Description: Scotland's largest Pictish stone, over 20 feet high.
Location: Findhorn Road, 15-min walk east from the centre, G.R.: NJ 046595 / continues choirs jaws
Open: Always (exterior view only)
Cost: Free

>> see Speyside whisky region post for separate post for Benromach Distillery ★☆☆; Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery ★☆☆
>> see Forres green spaces post for Grant Park ☆☆☆; Nelson's Tower ☆☆☆; Sanquhar Loch ☆☆☆

[St Laurence Parish Church]

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