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Population: 9200
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Forres is an ancient town on the Moray coast in the north of Scotland, situated between Nairn and Elgin, 30 miles east of Inverness. Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest towns, steeped in history, thought to be shown as ‘Varris’ on maps dating back 2000 years. The Public Park is on the site where the Royal Forres Castle would have stood c.900. Forres was awarded Royal Burgh status in1140 and mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth as the location of Duncan’s Castle. Forres is a market town with parks, gardens and fine buildings including the Tolbooth built in1838, the Mercat Cross dating 1844, the Gothic St. Laurence Church with beautiful stonework built in1904, the octagonal Nelsons Tower built1806 and the Falconer Museum built in1869. Historical monuments include the Sueno Stone a 20ft high Pictish cross-slab dating c800’s. There are camping-sites and caravan parks, B&B’s, hotels, and guest houses in and around the area. Forres is well equipped for tourists with its Golf course, sandy beaches, Moray Firth Dolphins, sailing, riverside and forest walks, fishing and horse-riding. The Dallas Dhu Distillery, once a working distillery, was re-opened by Historic Scotland to demonstrate the malt whiskey process. The nearby Benromach Distillety is a working distillery and has visito


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Ramnee Hotel (0.31 miles)

Ramnee Hotel

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Set in its own beautiful landscaped gardens just across from the award winning Grant Park famous for its floral displays and sculptures. This fine Edwardian Mansion built in 1907 offers ... More

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Cluny Bank Hotel (0.38 miles)

Cluny Bank Hotel

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Nestling in the bank of Cluny Hill, this small, family-run Victorian hotel offers award-winning food and overlooks the beautiful village of Forres, between Aberdeen and Inverness. Built in 1865 and extended in ... More

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Uralla B&B (0.39 miles)

Uralla B&B
Traditional stone built house in quiet surroundings.
Spacious, relaxing accomodation with a warm welcome.
Close to town centre, parks, golf courses, salmon fishing and whisky trail. ... More | visit website
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Cluny View (0.55 miles)

Cluny View

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Cluny View is located in the historic town of Forres on Scotlands beautiful Moray firth. Our central location means we are ideally placed to take advantage of all that the ... More

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Knockomie Hotel (1.47 miles)

Knockomie Hotel
Knockomie - An extended 19th Century Scottish Villa set in twenty four acres of its own grounds just south of the town.

Most of the bedrooms are furnished with impressive antiques which reflect the period of ... More | visit website
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Ardgye House (7.28 miles)

Ardgye House
Ardgye House offers luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation near Elgin in the heart of Morayshire. Ardgye House is one of the finest examples of Edwardian architecture to be found of it's type. Family, King-size Double ... More | visit website
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Clavie Cottage Self Catering (7.64 miles)

Clavie Cottage Self Catering
Clavie cottage is situated at the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Burghead on Scotlands beautiful Moray Firth and makes an super alternative to a hotel for anyone looking for a short break whether ... More | visit website
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Covenanters Inn (7.79 miles)

Covenanters Inn

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Whether you are here for history, whisky or outdoor life, there is something for everyone at the Covenanters. Business is no chore when staying with us, as a friendly family welcome ... More

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Braeval Hotel (9.76 miles)

Braeval Hotel
The hotel has 8 en suite bedrooms, some with lovely sea-views. It has a large, secluded Beer Garden and Sea View Conservatory. Bar Meals are available daily in the Lounge Bar or Sea View ... More | visit website
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Aurora Hotel (9.94 miles)

Aurora Hotel
The Aurora Hotel is located in the West End of Nairn, adjacent to the A96 running from Inverness to the West and Aberdeen to the East. The hotel is close to all the local amenities ... More | visit website

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