There is so much to do around the Findhorn Bay area. Why not visit some of the area’s cultural and heritage attractions in between all your Festival favourites?
The Moray region has a rich history and a stunning natural landscape. Home to some globally recognisable brand names, and home to hospitable communities proud of their heritage and traditions, the fine local produce and the golden alchemy of distiller and brewer. To find out more about where to stay, and what to see and do while you are here visit: Moray Speyside Tourism | www.morayspeyside.com
Nelson Tower Standing high on Cluny Hill, Nelson Tower is one of only four monuments built to honour Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. Climb the spiral stairs up the tower to where a spectacular panoramic view awaits. Open daily 2:00pm to 4:00pm throughout September.
Benromach Benromach handcraft single malt Scotch whisky with water sprung from the nearby Romach Hills – it’s whisky made slowly, the time-honoured way. Visit www.benromach.com for tour options and times.
Brodie Castle – National Trust for Scotland A magnificent turreted castle full of antique furniture, paintings and ceramics with a new and unique Playful Garden in the sprawling grounds. Open daily during September: Castle 10:00am to 5:00pm; Playful Garden 09:30am to 6:00pm. www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodie-castle
Findhorn Heritage Centre & Ice House Discover the secrets of the sand and explore this fascinating underground ice house chambers. Inside discover hundreds of years of seaside history. Open during September: Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm. www.findhorn-heritage.co.uk
Kinloss Abbey Dating back to 1150, Kinloss Abbey was the largest Cistercian Monastery in the North of Scotland. Set in a picturesque spot, the abbey grounds are still used today with immaculately kept Commonwealth War Graves. Grounds open all year round. kinlossabbey.org
Morayvia Working to preserve the last remaining Nimrod at RAF Kinloss and housing a Sea King SAR Helicopter, Morayvia is full of aviation history and a fascinating place to explore science and technology. Open during September: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm. www.morayvia.org.uk
Logie Steading Set in the beautiful Findhorn Valley, Logie Steading is home to artisan makers and retailers as well as the new The Cafe at Logie Steading. The beautiful setting offers plenty of opportunity to get outside and explore with Logie House Garden, the playpark and the spectacular walks along the River Findhorn. Open daily during September. www.logie.co.uk/steading
River Findhorn Heritage Centre Find out about the geology and what life was like around the River Findhorn with tales from Randolph’s Leap and the notorious Wolf of Badenoch. Open daily during September: 10:30am to 4:30pm. www.logie.co.uk/steading-2/heritage-centre