You made it! How are those legs feeling?
A huge welcome to Nelson’s Tower.
As you can see 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, particularly north over the broad reaches of the Moray Firth to the far hills of Caithness and west towards Ullapool, provides an unforgettable experience.
The Tower is normally open to the public between April and September and when it’s open the Red Ensign will be flying from the tower mast. Entry is by donation.
The Tower is looked after by ourselves, the Forres Heritage Trust.
We welcome tourists from all over the world and we rely on an army of volunteers to man the Tower when visitors come.
In recent years, we have held a family fun day where people could visit the Tower, make swords and shields and take part in a canon ball hunt.
For more on the history of the Tower go here.
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