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  • anthonygaucho
    Cascais, Portugal61 contributions
    Charming small distillery with outstanding whiskeys. Heard they recently won first place in a major whisky competition in California. Have been fortunate now for two times in a row to be attended and guided by Robert. Friendly, knowledgeable, with a true Scottish accent.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • ireland76Ireland
    ireland44 contributions
    Absolutely loved this spot that we chanced upon on our way back from Culloden. Picturesque views all around, the river walk was wonderful with lots of wildlife everywhere. The café, bookshop and art shops were wonderful to wander around and I dare you to leave without making a purchase :)
    Highly recommend a visit
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Angus
    Wick, UK71 contributions
    This is more a stately home than castle. The Brodie family home is full of interesting and historical facts which our tour guide was more than capable to convey. There is a small cafe at the rear with a play area for kids. The grounds have lovely walks which are dog friendly. This place is worth a visit but to remember it’s guided tours .
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Don Wright
    Vancouver, Canada1,310 contributions
    Our Scotland Explorer pass include admission to this historic distillery, so we did our best to make sense of Google Maps and the car GPS and eventually found it. Note to Historic Scotland - better signage and make sure Google is steering potential visitors in the right direction! Once inside, it’s a self-tour with an audio guide. You learn about the art of distilling whisky, and the history of this particular distillery. It was a quiet day, most of the time we had the place to ourselves. At the end of the walk-about, you get a free dram of a local blend, always a good way to end a tour. It was fascinating to see the huge copper tanks and wooden barrels, walk through the various production rooms and buildings, and peek inside the warehouse. By the way, this distillery was built in 1899 and operated, with some slowdowns and stoppages, until 1983. What’s on view is just how it was left on the day it closed. Oh, we also learned the word whisky is derived from uisge beatha, Gaelic for “water of life”. Indeed!
    Written 3 May 2020
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  • _J_o_y_K_911_
    London, UK93 contributions
    Beautiful views, this place is surrounded by sea. In summer you can see seals.
    Perfect for walking, water a bit cold for me to swim but definitely seen some brave souls.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • rainbowdolphin90
    Edinburgh, UK604 contributions
    beautiful forest to walk in with stunning views across the bay. The forest trails are well marked with the junctions numbered to help navigation. The forest is peaceful and lovely to walk in. Do take insect repellent as the mosquitos are vicious.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • ScottishTemplar
    Edinburgh, UK1,725 contributions
    This is a massive stone, now surrounded in glass to protect it from the weather. The stonework is impressive and the information sign states this is the largest standing Pictish stone in Scotland.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Angus
    Wick, UK71 contributions
    This is a hidden gem within Forres. Set on the hill behind the main park it has a gentle path up to the tower . The area around the tower is fantastic for walking your dog or just for a stroll.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • reed256
    Inverness, UK91 contributions
    Learn about Dr. Falconer after whom the museum is named, a remarkable man. Friend of Darwin and almost the founder of modern palaeontology and geology, naturalist and maker of the tea industry in India. A video in upper room gives a very clear picture of his life and worth.
    The remainder of the museum is well set out and informative on life and conditions from prehistory to almost the present day covering many aspects of life and local history of around Forres.
    I hope the museum can be saved for future generations.
    The lady receptionist was most helpful.
    Written 31 October 2019
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  • Jeanne M
    Forres, UK44 contributions
    Lovely safe walk for everyone to enjoy. Walking, cycling or on horseback. Pass through interesting countryside, with luck the distillery might be open too!
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • rainbowdolphin90
    Edinburgh, UK604 contributions
    The icehouse has an interesting and informative exhibition on salmon fishing and preservation in the area. The heritage museum has an eclectic mix of exhibits giving a picture of life in the current village and the drowned original village. Well worth a visit to both.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • ScottishTemplar
    Edinburgh, UK1,725 contributions
    This is a great little stadium and better than many in the lower tiers of the professional game. There’s a main stand on one side then three sides with terracing. It’s very neat and tidy. A great little ground for football
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,904 contributions
    This superbly carved Pictish stone, at the entrance to the castle drive, was apparently moved to its current location about 190 years ago and given it is open to all the elements is is in amazing condition.
    Written 2 May 2021
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  • Jennifer M
    Edinburgh, UK6 contributions
    Been to the Universal hall for concerts a few times. A little confusing to find as it is within the Findhorn Foundation grounds and I had to ask directions for parking, ended up driving into a residential area and got told off by one of the people who live there because I should have 'parked by the shop' and 'walked'. As a person with mobility problems, I could not have walked where I was being directed and the parking was packed. The facility itself was very good. The toilets ok and the cafe I think, was a bit grubby. My personal opinion of course and maybe I am used to different standards. Anyway, I digress. The events I have been to have been well supported, good acoustics and nice friendly stewards to show you to your seats. A little awkward for anyone who does have mobility issues, but nothing desperate. All in all happy to recommend the universal hall and again, would suggest if tickets are picked up and paid for in person at the shop on site, then there should be no booking fee added. This makes me cross every time I go to buy tickets for functions. I could pay a booking fee online and print off the tickets, but actually thought there would be no booking fee by getting them in person.
    Written 13 August 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
    Forres Tolbooth, like other tolbooths in Scotland often functioned as public offices and court houses of ancient Royal Burghs. The tollbooth was built 1838 and in addition to the aforementioned functions, also included jail cells. The building is in the Scottish Baronial style of architecture. The centrepiece of the building is the single square tower with a conical roof. Faux turrets surround the four sides of the tower on two levels, making the building unusually symmetric for Scots Baronial style.
    Written 11 June 2022
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