Although most of the buildings
are Victorian, this ancient royal burgh near the
mouth of River Findhorn in Moray was created
around a medieval street plan. It played host to
both King Duncan and Macbeth and several
Shakespearian scenes can be located here,
including Macbeth’s fateful confrontation with a
trio of fortune-telling witches. In fact, a
witch’s stone lies at the foot of Cluny Hill where
real-life ‘witches’ were burned.
The huge Sueno’s Stone marks the victory of Sweyn the Viking over Malcolm 111 in the early 11th century. It has Pictish carvings dated to c.900 AD.
The Falconer Museum has displays on local history while Brodie Castle, run by the National Trust for Scotland, has exhibitions including paintings, furniture and porcelain.