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HMS Victory Model
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 both its inhabitants and visitors. Whether you are looking for sea and sand, woods and hills or history and culture, Forres offers something for everyone.
In particular, the Forres Heritage Trust would like to invite you to visit Nelson's Tower. You will spot this landmark, standing high on Cluny Hill just south of the town main street, as you approach Forres. You can learn much about it from our menu page 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 closed for the 2016 season It will open again in 2017 from 2-4 pm, seven days per week, from Saturday 1st April until the end of September . Entry is by donation. When the Red Ensign is flying, the tower is open to visitors. If in doubt, ask at the Falconer Museum next to the Tolbooth. 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.
The Forres Tolbooth, in the centre of the town, is also a must for visitors. However, as the building is currently undergoing restoration, it is open for visitors for short tours only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April until September. These tours are available between 2pm and 4pm and for specific events. Entry is by donation. For information on special events, check for dates on our Latest News page or at the Falconer Museum close by.
Some rooms are available for hire. See our Room Booking page.
Become a Member of the Trust
If you would like to support the work of the Trust, clicking on
the Trust logo to the right will give you a feedback form which you can use to contact the Trust Secertary. Membership is free.
If you are really serious, you might also like to commit to being a Volunteer. In that case you should also refer to our Volunteer's News page to check on our current needs.
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