Welcome to the Forres Heritage Trust Website
The ancient and Royal burgh of Forres sits on the shoulder of Cluny Hill, facing out over Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth. It delights its inhabitants and visitors. Whether you are looking for relaxation with sea and sand, woods and hills, parks and gardens, fine food or history and culture, Forres offers something for everyone..
In particular, the Forres Heritage Trust would encourage you to visit Nelson’s Tower. You will spot this landmark, standing high on Cluny Hill just south of the town’s main street, as you approach Forres.
You can learn much about it from this website but to get the full benefit you will need to climb the spiral staircase, visit the intermediate rooms and then take advantage of the castellated viewing area to see the magnificent panorama out over Forres, Moray, the Moray Firth and northwards to Caithness and Sutherland.
Nelson’s Tower is now open again from 1st April 2023.
Please note that the tower is open to visitors only when the Red Ensign is flying from the flagpole. Even if the tower is closed, there is a lovely view of Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth from the foot of the tower and the walk through the woods is full of interest.
Tolbooth tours take place on the first Saturday of each month up until and including September. You can book a tour here.
The Forres Tolbooth is prominent in the town centre and has an important history. The impressive courtroom has been restored, as have the police station and a number of cells in the jail. In addition, access to the Tolbooth tower platform has been restructured and gives great views over the town.
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