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Forres Tourist Attractions


Nelson TowerNelson Tower

Built in 1806 to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson and his victory at Trafalgar. The Tower gives a superb view of Forres, Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth.

Admission: Free

Opening hours
May to September - 2.00pm - 4.00pm Closed Mondays

 

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Sueno's StoneSueno's Stone


An ancient pictish standing stone - Sueno's Stone stands 23 feet high. It was most likely erected just before the start of this millennium, possibly by Kenneth Mac Alpin - first king of the Scots after he defeated the kings of the seven northern Pictish kingdoms. Sadly, it has had to be encased in an armoured glass cover to prevent erosion and damage.

Admission: Free

Open all year


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The TolboothThe Tolbooth


Work on the present day Tolbooth began in 1838 but there has been a Tolbooth on this site since the twelfth century.

The principal purpose of the Tolbooth throughout its history has been as a prison, courtroom, council chamber, collection office, treasury and archive storage.

It is now used as a rent collection office for The Moray Council with the Court Room being used to display items from The Falconer Museum and to host Community Council meetings.


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The Mercat CrossThe Mercat Cross


The Mercat Cross stands in the Centre of the High Street in front of the Tolbooth Building.

It is in the Gothic style of architecture and stands forty feet high.

The Cross is a miniature version of the Sir Walter Scott's Monument in Edinburgh.



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The Falconer MuseumThe Falconer Museum


Founded in 1871, the museum displays objects relating to Forres including musical instruments and memorabilia belonging to the late Roy Williamson of The Corries.

Opening Hours
May to September - 10.00 to 17.00 Monday to Saturday
Restricted opening in winter - 11-13.00 and 14.00 to 16.00
Telephone:01309 673701 - - Admission: Free



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St Laurence Church St Laurence Church

An imposing and beautiful gothic church built in 1906.

In 1390 a church on this site was burned to the ground by the Wolf of Badenoch on one of his raids.

Admission: Free

 

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The Thomson MonumentThe Thomson Monument

On the site of Forres Castle stands an obelisk commemorating James Thomson, who served as a surgeon in the Crimea and saved many lives.

Although born in Cromarty the townsfolk, at that time, did not wish to have the monument placed there so it was erected in Forres and the reflected sunlight from the top stones can be seen in Cromarty across the Moray Firth. Made of granite, the monument stands some 50 feet tall.


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The Grant ParkThe Grant Park


Sunken Garden, Floral Sculptures, Woodland Walks, Children's Play Area, Bowling Club, Cricket Pitch, Picnic Areas

Admission: Free

 



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The Rose GardenThe Rose Garden


One of the many beautiful and pleasurable green park sites dotted around the town.

Ideal for relaxing and picnicking.

Admission: Free

 

 

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The Duck PondThe Duck Pond


Just along from the Rose Garden - another of the many beautiful and pleasurable green park sites dotted around the town.

Ideal for relaxing and picnicking

Admission: Free

 

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Sanquhar PondSanquhar Pond


Enjoy the wooded walks around this man made pond with free fishing.

Ideal for relaxing and picnicking.

Admission: Free

 

 

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Plasmon Mill PondPlasmon Mill Pond


Enjoy the tranquil walks around this newly renovated pond.

Admission: Free

 

 

 

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The Witches StoneThe Witches Stone


This stone, thought to date from from Pictish times and to have been used as an altar to the Sun God, marks the resting place of one of three barrels in which three witches were rolled down Cluny Hill.



 

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Logie SteadingLogie Steading


Logie Steading, originally built as a model farm in the 1920's, has now been converted to present quality to visitors in the tranquil Findhorn valley near the well known walks at Randolph's Leap.

Tearoom, Art Gallery, Bookshop, Walled Garden, clay pottery, furniture workshop, picture framing/textiles, Dolls Houses and Miniatures.


Logie Steading map Open
10.00 - 5.00pm
Admission Free
6 miles south of Forres off the A940

Tel 01309 611378



 

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Benromach DistilleryBenromach Distillery


This former distillery has been re-opened and now includes a visitor centre and conducted tours.

Admission :
Welcome Tour - £5.00 per person - Concessionary prices are available for groups of 12 or more.

Essential tour - £12.50 per person (Booking essential)

Benromach Distillery mapOpening Times :
May to September
Mon to Saturday 09.30 - 17.00 [last tour 16.00]
October to April
Monday to Friday [Excluding Christmas and January] - 10.00 to 16.00 [last tour 15.00]
Sunday opening in June, July & August
12noon - 16.00 [last tour 15.00]

Telephone :01309 675968

Web: www.benromach.com

 

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Dallas Dhu DistilleryDallas Dhu Distillery


This former distillery has been developed to allow visitors to see in more detail how whisky is produced.

Dallas Dhu was the last distillery to be built in the nineteenth century.
Visitors can explore the old Victorian distillery and then enjoy a dram in the audio-visual theatre whilst watching the story of Scotch Whisky

Admission :
Adults - £5.20
Senior Citizens & UB40 Holders - £4.20
Children - £3.10

Opening Times :

April to September
Mon to Sunday 09.30 - 17.30
October to March
Sat to Wed - 09.30 to 16.30

Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing.

Telephone : 01309 676548

Web Site:

www.dallasdhu.com/index

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Randolph's LeapRandolph's Leap

A popular beauty spot on the River Findhorn 7 miles south of Forres by the A940 towards Grantown then the B9007 towards Carrbridge.

The river at Randolph's Leap passes through an opening of rocks, roughly eight feet in width, tearing its way amid gigantic cliffs dashing over great boulders and swirling foaming pools. Above are fearsome cliffs and tree roots struggling for a grip on the sloping edges.

 

 

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Brodie CastleBrodie Castle


Three miles west of Forres on the A96 towards Inverness, the Castle has been home to the Brodie family since 1160.

It has a notable collection of furniture and paintings and is now under the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

The gardens are known for their displays of daffodils, and there are pleasant walks and an adventure playground.

Grounds:

Open all year, daily from 9.30am to sunset

Castle, Tearoom and Shop:

1st to 30th April - Daily 10.30 - 16.30

1st May - 30th June
Sunday to Wednesday - 10.30-16.30.

1st July - 31st August
Daily 10.30 - 17.00

1st September - 31st October
Sunday to Thursday - 10.30 - 16.30

Prices Adults - £8.50

Concessions - £5.50

Family Ticket - £21.00

[One parent - £16.00]

National Trust Members - Free

Telephone: 01309 641371

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The Tourist Office; NOW LOCATED WITHIN THE FALCONER MUSEUM.

For other attractions and information the friendly staff at the Museum will be pleased to give you more advice.

Falconer MuseumFalconer Museum
Tolbooth Street
Forres
Tel No. 01309 672938

Seasonal Opening:
10.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm - 5.00pm