Forres green spaces

Moray | Forres | Parks | ★★

[Sanquhar Loch]

Forres may be rich in history, but it's perhaps even richer in its wealth of parks, gardens and floral displays. Large swathes of woodland and open green spaces still extend right into the middle of town, making the southern and eastern outskirts in particular ideal for a peaceful stroll on a sunny day. During summer Grant Park comes alive with a stunning array of floral sculptures and sunken gardens: it's little wonder that the town keeps winning Scotland in Bloom awards, although no doubt given a hand by the benign Moray microclimate. On top of Cluny Hill above, the early 19th century Nelson's Tower was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson and boasts superb views. And last but not least is Sanquhar Loch: a manmade yet picturesque pond within woodland between southern suburbs.

[Grant Park sunken gardens]

Location & info

📌 Grant Park ★★
Next to Victoria Road, 5-min walk east of Forres town centre, G.R.: NJ 042591 ///
Always open | Free

📌 Nelson's Tower ★★
Off Victoria Road, half a mile east of Forres town centre, G.R.: NJ 045591 ///deck.usual.escorting
Open from April onwards (times not available at time of update, but probably afternoons). If the flag is flying, the tower is open! | Entry by donation (2018)

💬 Access is on foot only. Park at Grant Park (above) and follow tracks steeply uphill to the tower.

📌 Sanquhar Loch ★★
Sanquhar Road, half a mile (15-min walk) south of Forres town centre, G.R.: NJ 040581 ///hockey.dive.twins

[Flower displays in Grant Park]


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