A historic town, it features in Shakespeare’s Macbeth where the three witches of hubble, bubble, toil and trouble fame meet on ‘a blasted heath near Forres.  Sueno’s Stone, a 20ft high monolith, stands at the edge of the town close to the A96 trunk road and dates from Pictish times.

Now encased in glass to protect it from the elements, the stone carries intricate carvings believed to depict an ancient battle. Standing on Clunyhill and overlooking Forres is Nelson’s Tower, built by public subscription to commemorate Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.