Reiver House - Forres, Moray - Places To Visits & Links

Surrounding attractions -

The nearby Whisky Trail
A heavenly combination of whisky and water awaits you in whisky country, encapsulating the true spirit of Scotland. A unique trail of world famous malts, distinctive distilleries and a unique cooperage weaves among the woods and glens of the Spey Valley.

Moray is truly malt whisky country but that’s not all Moray is famous for. Baxters of Speyside, Walkers Shortbread and Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere are just a few of the world-renowned names found here. Other attractions in the area include castles at Brodie and Ballindalloch, Elgin's magnificent Cathedral, known as 'the Lantern of the North and glorious gardens. Walk the Speyside Way, from the coast, with its beautiful beaches and fishing villages, through the fertile plains of the Laich of Moray, following the River Spey to the dramatic Grampian Highlands.

Moray Firth DolphinsDolphin watch

Affectionately known as tumblers, bottlenose dolphins have been sighted in the Moray Firth for many years, with reports dating back as far as 1898.  Recent estimates indicate around 130 dolphins living in the Firth, many of whom stay all year round.  Bottlenose dolphins can travel great distances, and individuals from the Moray Firth have been known to journey as far South as Aberdeen and St Andrews.  Within the Firth itself concentrations of sightings occur around the deep water narrows at Kessock, Chanonry Point and the Sutors at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth.  These sites are especially important to the dolphins in the summer and may be used as breeding or feeding areas. 

Forres Golf Course

This James Braid and Willie Park designed course has hosted the Northern Open 2000 and Scottish professional championship. Forres Golf Club celebrated its centenary year in 1989. The tree-lined fairways and spectacular views of surrounding its parkland setting make for a great golfing experience.

Coastal & woodland walks - many fine beaches.

Forres and the surrounding area offers some beautiful forest, river and coastal walks suitable for most abilities.

For Ornithologists Forres is a treasure trove, with sea & estuary birds mixing with wood & moorland species all easily accessible to the keen ‘twitcher’. Locally based A9 Birds provide full and half day trips for birdwatchers and photographers of all abilities.

The Sunken Garden, Grant Park, ForresCluny Hill & Grant Park

The Cluny Hills and Grant Park form the centre of a network of walks for all abilities. A peaceful walk through these charming woodlands on a summer’s evening is just the thing before retiring. For the somewhat more energetic climb to the top of the Cluny Hills visiting the historic Nelson’s Tower, if you go to the top there is an excellent view across the Moray Firth.

Sanquar Pond

There are relaxing walks around Sanquhar Loch, a stretch of freshwater, which originated as an ornamental pond for the now demolished Sanquhar House. The stream which feed the Loch is the selected source of water for Benromach Distillery.