Findhorn is just 5 miles (8km) from Forres and is a very special hidden gem. A mini harbour, an old fishing town, a myriad of grassy alley ways between the historic houses.Perhaps best known for the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education.
Forres is a delightful little town alive with small shops and with 2 distilleries right on the doorstop. The sandy open beaches of Findhorn and Roseisle are close by and the Cairngorm mountains are about 45 minutes drive. Forres is a Royal Burgh and has some wonderful gardens and parks. Highlights include the annual Forres Theme Day, a vintage car rally that attracts hundreds of cars and visitors.
Moray is the forgotten county, sandwiched between the busy oil and gas hub of Aberdeen and Inverness, the gateway to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. And therein lies its beauty and attraction. Quiet, unspoilt and beautiful. Definitely a place to stop, relax and explore.
For the outdoor family, Forres is an ideal place to explore sandy beaches, rugged coastline, infinite walks along the many rivers and through the woods and forests. 45 minutes down the road at Aviemore and you are in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains with all they have to offer.Midway is a small village called Carrbridge where Landmark Park provides a great family day out. Follow the link to find out more about this forest adventure park.