Forres is said to be where earliest civilization began along with being a pretty or beautiful town.
Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest towns, but many believe it is a lot older than that. Many believe it iswhat Ptolemy, the cartographer 2000 years ago, said to be Varis.
This particular town may have been where the Roman’s had victory of Caledonians, which was at the Mons Graupius, besides being where the aftermath of that battle took place. Tacitus, a Roman historian, wrote in his biography that the tribe was called the Boresti that had the victory of Roman General Agricola.
In 1496 King James IV granted a Royal Charter for Forres to be a Royal Burgh since 1140. The town’s wealth can be seen by the many fine buildings which will give an impressive appearance for the town centre.
Just east of the centre is the Grant Park and is where many events along with being a gathering place. It also is where many horticultural displays provide attractions. Over many years Forres has received a variety of accomplishments in Britain in Bloom and Scotland in Bloom flower competitions. During the summer every door has a basket hanging with bright colors, along with the park and other public places.
Forres is a beautiful place besides the flowers and beautiful scenery. On High Street is a reconstruction of a medieval statue from 1838 and 1844. It is part of what makes the architect so rich, just like the architect of the St. Laurence Church. The Falconer Museum provides visitors the ability to learn a lot about the town.
There is a Pictish Britain sculpture, which happens to be a historical landmark and is a 20 foot high Sueno’s Stone, on the eastern side of town. People don’t know what it is a statue of, but know that it monument of some sort that deals with a battle. It has details of a beheading as part of the monument.
There is a Witches’ Stone, which is on Victoria Road, is not a Pictish statue. This is where the witches were not only burned, but buried as well and called it Cluny Hill. Between Cluny Hill and Nelson’s Tower, there are a variety of wonderful views that glow towards the Finhorn Bay area.
Visitors may want to also go and visit the Dallas Dhu Distillery in Forres. It doesn’t produce malt in the distillery any more, but is a museum that provides a history and idea about the brewer process. For those who actually want to see a distillery that is in use currently, they will want to visit Benromach Distillery, which is located near the railroad station.
Forres is a great place to call base while exploring a variety of the sites. For example they can go visit Findhorn and Brodie Castle.