Forres Tourist Information



Forres sits on Scotland’s Moray coast just 27 miles east of Inverness and is the perfect gateway into the North East’s famed Speyside Whisky Trail and Castle Trails. A regular ‘Scotland in Bloom’ award-winner, beautiful small coastal town Forres boasts a selection of world class golf courses in its surrounds including Forres Golf Club designed by Open Championship winners Willie Park and James Braid.

Take a tour of acclaimed local Speyside distilleries including Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery, Spreyside’s smallest distillery situated on the town’s outskirts and Dallas Dhu Distillery, a unique state owned distillery producing the famed ‘Roderick Dhu’ malt whisky blend. Around 51 distilleries are spread across the Speyside area, with Forres and its two distilleries making the perfect base from which to explore it.

A range of outdoor activities are easily accessed from Forres, which is the ideal base for a winter Cairngorms  skiing holiday. Popular summer activities include local salmon fishing, forest and riverside strolls and dolphin watching boat trips. The town is around a 30 minute drive from the Culloden battlefield site to the south and based in a Forres B&B or hotel you’re ideally placed for touring Loch Ness and the many museums, shops and attractions in Highlands capital Inverness. Browse a wide range of accommodation in Forres perfect for golf breaks and Highlands holidays. Find Forres accommodation now and book!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.