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Forres Town Information

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Suenos Stone at Forres - Photo © Ann Burgess
Suenos Stone at Forres
Photo: Anne Burgess CCL

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.