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Nelson’s Tower
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Bubble Tour: Forres Walking Tour

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Safe | Personal | Exclusive | Bubble Tours by Airts & Pairts. Our Forres Bubble Tour is a private bespoke tour in your personal social bubble. A socially-distanced experience for you and your loved ones only.

Witches, Digestives & a Pickled Admiral

Forres is one of the oldest towns in Scotland and has strong links to a historical king: Almost a thousand years ago, Macbeth, King of Alba, ruled over Scotland. Forres Castle was his stronghold in his ancestral heartland of Moray. Only a hill is left of the castle nowadays, but Macbeth’s story was, with a bit of artistic license though, immortalised by William Shakespeare.

Our tour starts right in the middle of Forres on the historic High Street where you will hear about the Merkat Cross and the historic tolbooth before we have a look at the carved figureheads on the exterior of Falconer’s Museum and tell you about its founders Hugh and Alexander.

Past Forres Town Hall and St Leonard's Church, we then head towards Grant Park, named after Sir Alexander Grant, the creator of McVities's Digestives and a generous philanthropist who helped to establish the National Library of Scotland. At the park, we will admire the „Sunken Garden” and the floral sculptures, the reasons for many awards from the popular Britain and Scotland in Bloom competitions.

We now head uphill towards Nelson’s Tower, opened in 1812 to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson and his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and perhaps even Neil Smith, a Forres man who was involved in a rather bizarre „preservation campaign”. The top of Cluny Hill is also the site of an ancient fort and offers magnificent views across the town onto Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth.

We now descend from Cluny Hill to have a closer look at the (hi)story of King Macbeth again. Just outside Forres you will find a hill known as „Macbeth’s Hillock”. It is said to be the „blasted heath” where the real king has met the three witches. Whether those were the same women to whom the witches’ stone, or next stop, is dedicated is not known.

Now, we head onwards to Sueno’s Stone, the tallest Pictish stone in the whole of Scotland. We have a look at the intricate carvings and hear of mighty Pictish warriors before heading back to the starting point of our tour.

Highlights

  • Forres Tolbooth
  • The Sunken Garden
  • Cluny Hill
  • Nelson’s Tower
  • Sueno’s Stone
  • The Witches Stone

Price of Your Forres Bubble Tour

This tour comes at a flat rate of £85 for you and your social bubble (up to 6 people in your group).

Suitable for All Ages

This walking tour is a bit more strenuous than our other town walks and involves a climb onto a hilltop. We may be exposed to wet and windy weather. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for this outdoor experience and bring along some water.

Our Promise

We will practise Social Distancing at any time and will follow the latest government guidance to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Any questions? Have a look at our "We are Good to Go" site or drop us a line.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

Airts & Pairts
Burnside Cottage, 1 Elderberry
Tradespark Road
Nairn
Nairnshire
Scotland
IV12 5NF

Key facilities

Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Starting
Forres
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English German
Themes
City Family History Outdoor Activities Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices

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  • £15 Per Adult
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Airts & Pairts

Bespoke Cultural Adventures in the stunningly beautiful Scottish Highlands. Our walking tours & day tours are tailored to your specific interests and are delivered with Swiss precision and a warm Scottish welcome. Lochs, glens, remote beaches, castles, ancient places, industrial heritage, distilleries, breweries, cheesemakers, cake magicians, ... There is so much to explore - let us take you on an adventure!

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