The Forres Tolbooth - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About The Forres Tolbooth
The Tolbooth is a landmark building in Forres, jutting out into the street at its highest point and providing a focal point to the High Street. Built on the site of an earlier structure, the current building dates from 1838–39 and was built by William Robertson in the Scots Baronial style. It is a three-storey courthouse and jail with an imposing three-stage clock tower and belfry with a crowning cupola and weather vane.
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0.03km from The Forres Tolbooth
The Falconer Museum is one of the oldest in the district. Situated in the heart of Forres High Street, the museum houses a wealth of treasures relating to Moray’s distant and more recent past. Permanent displays include social history, geology, natural history and archaeology. The Falconer Museum is named after two Forres born brothers, Hugh and Alexander Falconer.
0.58km from The Forres Tolbooth
Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family of whisky-lovers intent on making single malt the right way with true character. It is situated near Forres in Morayshire and is fed with spring water from the Chapelton Springs in the Romach Hills beside Forres. On your visit, you can see the mash tun, and the burnished copper stills, and witness their experienced distillers create the unique qualities of Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
0.59km from The Forres Tolbooth
A spectacular park located in the heart of Moray. There are places to rest in the park. In spring and summer the flowerbeds are very picturesque. In autumn the trees are spectacular but beware of fallen leaves on the paths, which can make them very slippy if wet. You can extend this walk by joining onto Cluny Hill paths.
0.74km from The Forres Tolbooth
Nelson Tower was built by the Forres Trafalgar Club to commemorate Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. From the top it affords spectacular views of the town and Findhorn Bay while it overlooks the town from the summit of Cluny Hill. When you get to the tower you will be able to climb the 96 steps to the viewing area on the roof. Please take care inside the tower as the floor and stairs have uneven stone surfaces.
1.1km from The Forres Tolbooth
Sueno's Stone is the largest and most spectacular of the many carved stones that have survived from the early medieval period in Scotland. It stands in a purpose built glass shelter on the north eastern edge of the town of Forres beside a disused spur of road near the roundabout between the B9011 and the A96. The stone was erected c. 850–950 but by whom and for what, is unknown.
Forres Golf Course
1.16km from The Forres Tolbooth
Forres golf course is a more than century-old golf course located in Forres in the northern part of Scotland on the Moray coast. In 1889 James Braid designed and created the original nine holes, and in 1912 the course was expanded to eighteen holes by Willie Park. The 6,236-yard, par-70 course has hosted the Scottish Professional Championship tournament. The course professional is Sandy Aird, a PGA member since 1971 who has worked for the Scottish Golf Union since 1996 as North District golf coa