Visit Forres and start a new adventure
It is often called the prettiest town in Moray with an ancient, historic high street, award-winning floral gardens and local, independent shops and businesses, and a wealth of things to see and do.
Explore Moray’s stunning natural beauty
Forres makes a perfect base to explore Moray Speyside
All roads lead to Forres…
This site provides information about where to stay, places to eat, and things to see and do during your stay.
Non-essential shops and hospitality businesses are open with some limitations on numbers and serving of alcohol. See our Covid page for more details.
Use this site to plan your visit. Our beautiful towns, villages and countryside are waiting for you.
Social distancing – no problem!
We don’t do crowds here, you’ll have plenty of space to yourself
How far is’t call’d to Forres?
No, it’s not a typo, this is the line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth in which Banquo asks the distance to Forres in Act 1 Scene 3 of the famous ‘Scottish Play’.
Macbeth was king of Scotland from 1040 to 1057, but his portrayal as a murderous tyrant by the bard isn’t accurate at all. The king’s seventeen-year reign was largely peaceful. He was killed in battle and buried in Iona, but his legacy is widely celebrated in Forres, where he is thought have visited a castle now completely gone.
Nearby is Macbeth’s Hillock, a small lump in the land which is said to be the site where three witches met and predicted the king’s rise and demise.
Accommodation, eating out, shopping and things to see and do
We’re only a small town, but we think you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you occupied. We’ve got listings of all accommodation providers, places to eat, shops, attractions and activities, all within easy reach.
From adventurous white water rafting to gentle strolls on the beach, eating fresh fish from the Moray Firth, or locally-grown fruit and veg, we’ve got it covered.
And if you want to explore the wider Moray Speyside, Forres makes an excellent base to start.