Forres – the middle of everywhere

This isn’t the middle of nowhere!

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in and around Forres and it also makes an ideal base and starting point from which to explore further afield.

Moray is less than 40 miles from east to west. Inverness is just 25 miles away and even a drive to The Lecht ski centre through the Cairngorms National Park is just a touch over 40 miles, making the whole county less than an hour away, and there’s even more beyond that.

Explore the best of Scotland from Forres

Just look at our map, we’re right in the middle of the whole north and north-east – within easy reach of the entire county of Moray, much of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, including hotspots such as Speyside, NC500, NE250, Cairngorms and the Snow Roads Scenic Route.

But of course, you’re unlikely to be rushing and there’s lots of reasons to stop along the way.

Slow down – it’s not a race

Your holiday is probably a break from the cut and thrust of your daily working lives. It’s a time to chill and relax. Don’t feel you need to rush from one thing to another, you’ll miss the best of it. People that live here are still discovering new things about the area that they’ve lived in for decades, so you definitely WON’T see everything in a week or a few days.

Stay longer or come back sooner, but whatever you do, take your time.

Wellbeing is … being well!

Empty your head of work and put your body in maintenance mode. This is the natural way to recharge. Expansive landscapes, activities that recharge your soul, and a generally slower pace of life.

We don’t believe in setting rigid itineraries – we wouldn’t know what to leave out! So instead, we provide a snapshot of what’s within reach and encourage you to make your own way, pick and choose from the many things to see and do, and enjoy your freedom.

So we’ve put together some area guides with lists of local attractions, that you can easily make into a day trip. These pages show you what’s nearby, the distance from Forres and pictures of the sights you might see when you go there.

Forres makes the perfect central location at which to base yourself and you’ll have the most options of where to go. In fact you’ll probably be spoilt for choice.

Where do you want to go today?