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highlands of ScotlandForres, an ancient Royal Burgh Town, is situated on the Moray Coast, 25 miles NE of Inverness. Forres has grown much in recent years and now has over 9,000 inhabitants. Forres is well known for its award wining floral sculptures and is steeped in local history and traditions. Nelson Tower was built in 1806 to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. The Tower gives a superb view of Forres and the Moray Firth. The Tolbooth has been used as a prison, courtroom, council chamber, is now used as a rent collection office for The Moray Council.

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AttractionsThe Nelson Tower, Grant Park, Forres. The tower is a short walk (ten to fifteen minutes) from the car park up to the top of Cluny Hill, along well maintained paths. When you get to the tower you will be able to climb the 96 steps to the viewing area on the roof. Location: On the outskirts of Forres.

The Nelson Tower

Attractions Sueno's Stone, Forres. The stone stands on a major road junction located on the northeast edge of Forres. It is a massive 23 feet (7 metres) high. Dating from the 9th century, it is the largest known Pictish sculptured stone. On one side is a large cross, on the other side are scenes of fighting and killing, dead and decapitated bodies...almost 100 figures in all. Location: On the outskirts of Forres.

Sueno's Stone

Attractions Brodie Castle, Brodie, Forres, Moray IV36 2TE. Tel: 01309 641371. Brodie Castle is a handsome Scottish castle, the embodiment of 16th century grandeur. Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th century tower house is home to a superb collection of porcelain, furniture, English, continental and Chinese porcelain, and and a major collection of paintings. The magnificent library contains around 6,000 volumes. About 3 miles west of Forres.

Brodie Castle

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