Forres

Moray | Town | ★★

[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]

Location

📌 Forres ★★
Moray, G.R.: NJ 038589 ///cool.slung.fell

🚶 The town's many green spaces are ideal for exploring on foot, and Benromach Distillery is a short walk away. Taking the bus would be required for Brodie Castle.
🚌 Forres is well served by trains and coaches along the Aberdeen to Inverness corridor, and there are other buses to nearby villages.



See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Forres green spaces page: Grant Park ★★; Nelson's Tower ★★; Sanquhar Loch ★★

📌 St Laurence Parish Church ★★
💬 Probably the most impressive building on the High Street: striking neo-Gothic exterior and cavernous, warm interior.
High Street, town centre, G.R.: NJ 036589 ///seating.sculture.measuring
Open weekdays, May to September | Free

>> Speyside whisky region page: Benromach Distillery ★★★

📌 Sueno's Stone★★★
💬 Scotland's largest Pictish stone, over 20 ft high.
Findhorn Road, 15-min walk east of the town centre, G.R.: NJ 046595 ///continues.choirs.jaws
Always open (exterior only) | Free

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Speyside whisky region page: Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery ★★★ (1 mi ↓)
>> Kinloss Abbey (2 mi →)
>> Walk: Hill 99 - squirrel's-eye view ★★ (3 mi ←)

[St Laurence Parish Church]

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