Shakespeare mentioned Forres in his dramatic story of King Macbeth. But not everyone knows of the real historic connections the 17th Century king had with this Royal Burgh.

A blood-letting slayer he was not, and in fact, quite the opposite, and recently the town celebrates and rejoices in its connection with Macbeth.

Between Forres and Brodie, a raised part of the landscape known as Macbeth’s Hillock, is sad to be the location where the three witches foretold the rise and fall of the king.

Ancient historical town

Flags on Forres High Street

Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest small towns, and also one of its most attractive.

Situated just off the A96 about 27 miles east of the Highland capital of Inverness, the town’s impressive parks and gardens with outstanding floral sculptures have led to many awards from the prestigious Britain and Scotland in Bloom competitions.

Forres makes a great base as there is plenty to explore in the beautiful Moray Firth region, the surrounding area has something for everyone’s taste, historical monuments, museums, castles, visitor centres, malt whisky distilleries – The Benromach and the Dallas Dhu, miles of white sandy beaches, moray firth dolphins, quaint coastal villages like Findhorn, river side & forest walks, great Scottish Golf courses, sailing, skiing, cycling, Salmon fishing, horse riding, tennis and some of the most scenic countryside and views in Scotland. More…