Findhorn Bay - 4 miles.
Peaceful little village ideal for a great relaxing walk with miles of white sandy beaches and sand dunes to explore, the bay is also popular for various watersports.
Roseisle Beach - 4 miles.
Roseisle Beach stretches for nearly eight miles from Findhorn in the west to Burghead in the east.
Forres Golf Club
Forres has it's own great golf course, Muiryshade, designed by James Braid and Willie Park the course has been host to the Northern Open 2000 and also the Scottish professional championship.
Kinloss Country Golf Course - 1 mile.
Exciting 18 Hole parkland course with spectacular views across the Moray Firth.
Hopeman Golf Course - 7 miles.
One of the most demanding links courses in the North of Scotland.
Speyside Malt Whisky Distilleries
The Speyside region in Moray, Scotland is home to the only Scotch Malt Whisky Trail in the World with half of Scotlands Malt Whisky Distilleries based here. Forres is home to two distilleries which are both open to visitors.
Benromach Distillery (Forres)
Producers of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, open to visitors
Dallas Dhu Scotch Whisky Distillery (Forres)
Glen Moray Distillery (Elgin)
Speyside Cooperage (Craigellachie)
The only working cooperage in the UK.
Moray Historic Sites
There are few areas of Scotland that offer such a wide and interesting range of attractions and historical interests as Moray and the north-eastern coast of Scotland.
Suenos Stone, Forres, 4 miles
The largest ancient Pictish Standing Stone in Britain. (no website)
Brodie Castle, 8 miles
16th century tower house set in tranquil grounds with a spectacular springtime display of daffodils.
Cawdor Castle, 20 miles (towards Inverness)
Duffus Castle (ruins) near Lossiemouth
Spynie Palace (ruins) near Elgin
Fort George (towards Inverness)
The finest example of 18th-century military engineering you’ll find anywhere in the British Isles.
Local Area Restaurants
There are plenty of options for both Dining out and takeaway in the Forres area, choose from Thai, Italian, Chinese, Indian or modern & Traditional Scottish Cuisine.
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Simply Red , Forres - 4 miles
The Kimberley Inn, Findhorn - 4 miles
The Crooked Inn, Alves - 3 miles (no website)
Live Music & Entertainment
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The Universal Hall, Findhorn - 4 miles
The Universal Hall hosts a variety of events and performances throughout the year.
The Warehouse Theatre, Lossiemouth - 13 miles
The Warehouse Theatre is one of the very few venues hosting music, theatre & comedy in the North East of Scotland.
Forest & Beach Walks
With a 14km-long forest and an ever-changing coastline, there's so much to discover. Check out the observation tower for great views from above the treeline! - (The Culbin is also great for cycling)
Forest & beach walks, miles of beach and forest trails ideal for both walking & cycling.
There are lots of opportunities for buying those souvenirs! Based at Fochabers, Baxters of Speyside are internationally renowned for their soups and jams. Free guided tours at the visitor centre.
Johnstons of Elgin are the famous cashmere specialists and offer tours of their mill. Brodie Countryfare between Nairn and Forres has all sorts of gifts and clothes, plus a delicatessen and restaurant. James Pringle Weavers of Inverness is handy for those woolly sweaters. Moniack Castle Wineries (near Inverness) produces wines, preserves and sauces and don't forget Walkers Shortbread (at Aberlour).
Baxters of Speyside - (Fochabers)
Johnstons Cashmere - (Elgin)
Brodie Countryfare - (Brodie)
Logie Steading - (nr Forres)
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