Nelson’s Tower to reopen next Saturday after 22 months closed

The doors to one of the area’s most prominent landmarks and a popular attraction for visitors and locals will open at the end of this month.

In September 2019, Nelson’s Tower, on the top of Cluny Hill, closed for the season after welcoming more than 3300 visitors from 54 countries.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns in 2020, it hasn’t re-opened and has now been closed for nearly two years.

However, the trustees have announced it will open on 31 July with volunteers on site and some additional hygiene measures.

Six people will be allowed in the tower at a time, masks will be required and disposable gloves will be supplied for holding on to the rope banister that winds up the 96 steps to the top floor.

It is here where the best views of Forres can be had thanks to the viewing platform that provides uninterrupted views over the town.

The tower will be open Friday to Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm and will shut for the winter at the end of September.

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