Findhorn Self Catering Cottage Holiday Let
Things to Do
The small village of Findhorn is situated on the Moray Firth Coast in close proximity to Forres, Inverness and Elgin. The village enjoys expansive views over the shallow waters of the bay to Culbin Forest. The bay is home to a marina, restaurants and a nature reserve. Findhorn is famous for its long beach and occasionally seals come to visit.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
There are restaurants and cafes within close walking distance of Driftwood Cottage. The Kimberley Inn and the Crown & Anchor Inn are restaurants and bars and The Bakehouse Cafe where you can enjoy fresh home-made, home-cooked and organic fare. Seafood is also available at the Piers Seafood cafe beside the Pier, most will do take away & fish & chips, closest to the main beach is The Captains Table which is also licensed at the Marina for meals and ice creams.
You can also enjoy food at the world famous Findhorn Foundation's Blue Angel Cafe which is located just outside of Findhorn.
A short drive up the road to Kinloss and The Abbey Inn which has been recently refurbished sells both bar and restaurant meals. Forres boasts many excellent restaurants including The Mosset Tavern, Ramnee and for a 5 star experience the Cluny Bank Hotel.
There is lots to keep you busy in Findhorn ... days at the beach, water sports, bird-watching and a water taxi will sail you over the Bay to a quiet sandy beach. The Findorn Foundation is a short walk from the village. You can spend a day walking through the eco-village aand the shops or attending one of the many events at the Moray Art Centre or the Universal Hall.
MALT WHISKY TRAIL
Moray is home to no fewer than 51 Malt Whisky distilleries, many of which are open to visitors, discover the process behind making whisky and take the trip round the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world, Forres is home to 2 of the distilleries included in the trail, the Benromach and the Dallas Dhu.
Moray has an abundance of historic buildings including castles, cathedrals, palaces and abbeys many of which are nearby. Well worth a visit is Pluscarden Abbey which is still the home for a cloister of Benedictine monks.
THE MORAY COAST TRAIL
Explore the Moray Coast by foot or cycling. With its marvellous landscapes from rugged cliffs, caves and sheltered coves to fishertown harbours and sweeping stretches of sandy beaches, Moray has a coastline alive with wildlife that would be the envy of many other regions in Britain.
Moray boasts an abundance of golf courses including many links courses. The nearest golf course is a 9 hole course at Kinloss and Forres boasts a fair challenge for any level of golfer. 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.
There are many fishing opportunities on the River Findhorn which runs in to Findhorn Bay including salmon fishing and sea trout.
For a good day out explore any one of Moray's famous attractions including; Baxters Highland Village - worldwide exporters of very fine soups and jams; Johnstons of Elgin - the famous cashmere factory; Walkers Shortbread and Logie Steading with a variety of unusual shops and cafe; to name but a few.
Morayvia Interactive Sci-Tech Aviation Visitors centre
Nearby in Kinloss is the Morayvia Interactive Sci-Tech Aviation Visitors centre at the Army base. It is now closed for the winter and will reopen at weekends from March 2018 when you can visit Moray’s unique science and technology experience project, developed and delivered by volunteers. Key to the experience are your guides who range from experienced aircrew and engineers, who flew or maintained many of the exhibits when they were in service, to aerospace experts. This team will enhance your tour of the external aircraft/ cockpits and fire engines, our internal Search and Rescue, Nimrod, and related exhibits. For an entirely different experience, immerse yourself in the planetarium, a 7 metre wrap-around cinema, with shows that run during our opening hours.
There are 2 ski centres in the Highlands - the Cairngorms and the Lecht. Both enjoy long seasons.
If you are keen to explore the local area, Forres has lots to see and do.