Welcome to Forres


Grant Park, Forres, Moray

Photograph by Joanna Taylor


Forres is on the Moray Firth, which is world-renowned for its beautiful coastline, (it is one of the world’s top 20 coastlines according to National Geographic). Grant Park, the setting for the event, is a stunning natural amphitheatre, with mature trees encircling the main park and wonderful floral gardens.

Easily accessible by road, rail and air, Forres and the surrounding area offers a range of places to stay from world class hotels to camping, with a wide choice of self-catering, hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodation.

There is so much to see and do in the area – from building sand-castles on the glorious beaches to exploring ancient castles and cliff top walks, from visiting distilleries to watching dolphins –  that taking a long weekend, if not a week, to explore the area is a must. You will realise you need to come back and stay longer!

Whether you are into a dram or drama, curling up by the fire or kayaking there is something for everyone.  Adventure and Abbeys, Beaches and Butteries, Castles and Cliffs, Distilleries and Dolphins, Endless Excitement, Forests and Fishing, Golf and Goldeneye,  Haggis and Hospitality, Ice cream and Ice Houses, Jam and Jumpers, Kites and Kayaking, Lochs and Links, Moors and Mountains, Neeps and Tatties, Orienteering and Ornithology, Picts and Pine Martens, Quality of Life, Riding and Railways, Shortbread and Sailing, Tree Top Trails,  Uisge Beatha, Views and Vistas,  Welcomes and Walks, Xtraordinary memories, Yaks and Yurts,  Zzz – sleep well after all that activity! All  are available within 45 miles drive from Forres:

But don’t take our word for it, take a look at the Forres brochure and  our gallery of local photographs and then come and see for yourself.

To help you plan your visit comprehensive information about what to see and do, where to eat and where to stay in Moray Speyside,  is available at www.morayspeyside.com  

Visit Scotland also has information about the area at https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/forres-p237691

Links to local accommodation providers are also available through our where to stay page.