Forres – the middle of everywhere
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Details of everything to see and do in the area for locals and visitors, as well as places to eat, drink and stay. Available free of charge from iOS and Android stores.
Please book direct with accommodation and activity providers
Online travel agents and booking sites take huge commissions and many tourism businesses are now (August 2023) reporting delays in getting payments, some amounting to £1000s, even long after your holiday is over.
Booking directly with accommodation and activity providers is a huge help. Our website contains website links, email addresses and telephone numbers and you can contact every business directly. Please use this site to help our local service providers.
This isn’t the middle of nowhere!
Forres is a historical town just off the Moray Coast in the north-east of Scotland, with floral gardens, a picturesque, historic high street, friendly people and much more.
It’s ideally situated within easy reach of some of the best attractions in Scotland, such as the Moray Coast, Speyside, Loch Ness, North Coast 500, Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms.
It’s far away from the bustle of city life, but this isn’t the middle of nowhere – this is the middle of everywhere!
Get news, information and offers about leisure and tourism in the Forres area.
Explore Moray’s stunning natural beauty
Forres makes a perfect base to explore Moray, Speyside, Inverness, Nairn, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire
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.
Our historical high street and long-standing events like the Highland Games, Theme Day, Findhorn Bay Festival, and attractions such as Forres in Bloom, Benromach Distillery, Nelson’s Tower, and much more, make this a place to enjoy.
Use this site to plan your visit. Our beautiful towns, villages and countryside are waiting for you.
Social distancing – we invented it!
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 the local area.
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 area and beyond, Forres makes an excellent base to start.