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Speyside Whisky Festival - 27 April to 1 May

If you want to experience the true taste of Scotland this festival is for you... this is an annual festival with events daily throughout Moray and Speyside.  As the name suggests, the festival takes its origins from our World famous Whisky, the bulk of which comes from this area and there are so many distilleries to visit.  Don't be fooled though, this event has grown..... food, entertainment and shows take place too and there are special transport arrangements set up to allow you to partake in a wee dram or two.  For full details visit www.spiritofspeyside.com 

Pedal For Scotland Cycling Events 10th and 11th June and 9th and 10th Sept

Serious about pedal power? This event is a busy one, taking in some of the most stunning scenery you will see in Scotland, from the Spey Valley, through Moray and all the way to the Cairngorms.  www.pedalforscotland.org

Burgie Horse Trials - 17 and 18 June ( Big Burgie) - 17 September ( Wee Burgie)

Although there are serious medals and prizes at stake, this is something for all the family.  There are obviously magnificent horses and events taking place all weekend, you may even spot a royal or two !  There are however, plenty of things to keep you entertained, food stalls, fairground attractions, crafts and other events.  Just on the outskirts of Forres, we are just a few minutes drive away. www.burgiehorsetrials.org

Moray Walking Festival - 16 - 25 June

You really have to visit the site to see all that is going on for this event.  There is way too much going on to list here and it's not just about walking, there are plenty of activities for all the family . When it comes to being in the great outdoors and taking in the freshest of air, it's quite hard to beat the Moray coast, the area is simply stunning with a wide variety of terrains, scenery and experiences from the whitest sandy beaches to the craggiest coastlines and inland, stunning hills and mountain scenery.  Ramnee is situated in the heart of Moray and surrounded by some of the finest scenery you will find. www.moraywalkingfestival.co.uk

Piping at Forres - Saturday 24 June  European Bagpipe Championships

Its here again this year, why?  because you cannot beat the sound in the natural amphitheatre that is Grant Park, just across from the Hotel. All the pipers say its one of the very best places to play.  If you choose to come along for this event you will not believe the sound of the massed pipe bands and the immense skill of the pipers, literally hundreds of pipers from all over Europe.  It's a family event again, all day, with food, stalls, beer tent, and other entertainment.  Come along and see us during the day or remember we will be serving food and drinks after the event closes until 9pm, families welcome.  Hopefully the sun will be shining and you can take advantage of our beautiful beer garden, ( the only one in Forres) www.pipingatforres.com 

Forres Highland Games - Saturday 8 July

An event that really needs no introduction. All the tradition of the Games, with heavy lifting, running, throwing, Highland dancers, stalls, food, entertainment.  for further information visit www.forreshighlandgames.com

Colours of Cluny 8 - 19 November

A spectacular lighting event.  The inaugral event took place in 2016 and was a roaring success.  It really was quite mesmerising to take a walk around the Historic setting of Cluny Hill ( directly across from the Hotel).  Take the pathway leading up to Nelsons Tower and be amazed at how ethereal and beautiful it is, music plays while you are strolling around and there are moving art installations, kept secret until the event.  Once you reach the top a spectacular light and sound experience takes over the tower and you can sit under cover and enjoy some food or drinks.  It is not too strenuous as the path winds gently, however please see the website for further details regarding access for wheelchairs www.coloursofcluny.com

Benromach Distillery Tours
Our local distillery, situated just a few minutes walk from the Hotel,  see the Whisky making process for yourself and sample a wee dram or two!  Use your new found knowledge in Ramnee bar, where you can find a wide selection of Benromachs to sample along with an array of Scottish malts.   www.benromach.com


Dallas Dhu Distillery Tours

Situated on the outskirts of Forres this historic distillery offers tours for visitors to see just how the Whisky making process is carried out.  For more information visit www.dallasdhu.com





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