Findhorn Self Catering Holiday Cottage near Forres Things to Do
Forres is under 6 miles from Findhorn so Diftwood self catering holiday cottage is the ideal place to stay if you have relatives or friends living in Forres or just want to spend some time in Forres exploring the area.
Some ideas when you are visiting Forres are:
Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships 2017, takes place in the stunning setting of Grant Park, Forres on 24 June 2017. Thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide, in over a hundred bands, will compete to be European Champions in their grade. Drum Majors and Highland Dancers will also compete in this event. The event not only offers world class piping but a range of other entertainment and over a hundred retail stalls. There are local producers showing why they have world wide reputations for excellence by showcasing their food and drink, and a craft and retail village with beautiful locally produced items of clothing, jewellery and much more. Funfairs and beer tents add to the all round, whole family entertainment.
Situated in Forres and owned by the famous Gordon & MacPhail's, you can tour their distillery and watch whisky made by hand the old fashioned way. You can see the 3 distillers at work as they orchestrate every second of the production by sight, sound and touch. Friendly tour guides will show you around the boby mill, mash tun, 4 wooden washbacks, 2 copper stills, spirit safe, filling room, dunnage warehouses and visitor centre with many mementoes. And, of course, you can enjoy a tutored tasting of their classic Speyside Single Malt Whisky. Well worth a visit!
NORTH 58 SEA ADVENTURES
Operating out of Findhorn, explore the beautiful Moray coastline and its amazing and abundant wildlife. North 58 Sea Adventures offers you the chance to experience something completely different. SUMMER TIME(Mar-Nov): Trips run daily (weather dependent) 7 days a week. WINTER TIME(Nov-Mar): Private charter trips run on a demand basis only.
FORRES GOLF CLUB
Designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Willie Park, the Par 70 course is just less than 6300 yards from the tips providing a good test for golfers of all abilities. Forres Golf Course is a beautifully maintained, picturesque and interesting layout that will satisfy all who play it. In its recent history Forres Golf Course has been honoured to host events such as the Scottish Professional Championship, the Northern Open and the Scottish Young Professionals Championships
THE FALCONER MUSEUM
Founded in 1871, The Falconer Museum is one of the oldest in the district. Situated in the heart of Forres High Street, the museum houses a wealth of treasures relating to Moray's distant and more recent past. Permanent displays include social history, geology, natural history and archaeology. Temporary exhibitions are held throughout the year.
In the beautiful Findhorn Valley near the town of Forres Logie Steading was originally built as a model farm in the 1920's, Logie Steading's attractive sandstone buildings now house an enthusiastic group of individual businesses including the acclaimed Olive Tree Cafe, artisan makers and retailers, often with specialist knowledge of their niche products. Logie House Garden, the playground and the spectacular walks along the River Findhorn offer the opportunity to get outside and explore this beautiful setting. Logie also offers salmon fishing, hosts outdoor activities companies and pop-up events and outdoor theatre.
Brodie Castle is under 5 miles from Forres and is the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, with an outstanding art collection and magnificent library Acres of gentle Moray countryside surround Brodie Castle, ancestral home of the Brodie clan for over 400 years, although their family seat has been here since the 12th century. This rose-coloured, turreted castle stands on land confirmed to the Brodies by Robert the Bruce. See how changing times altered the castle's shape and purpose. The impenetrable 16th-century guard chamber is flanked on one side by a cosy 17th-century wing and on the other by a sprawling Victorian extension.
Dallas Dhu is single malt Scotch whisky distillery nearby Forres. The distillery closed in 1983 and today is owned and run as a visitor museum by Historic Scotland. Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s - and then sample a dram for yourself.
Standing high on Cluny Hill, Nelson's Tower looks down, with some presence, over Forres. Erected by public subscription, the tower was built as a memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson. By far the most popular feature of the tower is the absolutely stunning view from the top deck. The 360 degree vista, particulary north over the broad reaches of the Moray Firth to the far hills of Caithness and west towards Ullapool, provides an unforgetable experience. You will not regret the woodland walk up to the tower from Forres.
MORAY COASTAL TRAIL
The Moray Coast trail is a 50 mile, long distance walking route in Moray, Scotland between Forres and Cullen. The Moray Way concept links existing walking routes to form a circuit of 95 miles (153km) that can be walked in six to nine days. Parts of the route are suitable for mountain biking and horse riding. Canoes or kayaks could be used down the River Spey providing an adventurous variation.The Moray Way combines the whole of The Dava Way, two thirds of The Moray Coast Trail and about half of The Speyside Way.