We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Was Nelson ever in Forres?

Lovely autumnal walk with a lovely view of the town. Only found out about it as it was a treasure... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom
Great view

Great view from the top! You can climb up to the top during the summer months until the end of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 49 reviews
All photos (21)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grant park”(6 reviews)
“findhorn bay”(5 reviews)
“nice walk”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Grant Park, Forres, Scotland
Improve This Listing
Reviews (49)
Filter reviews
45 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grant park findhorn bay nice walk public toilets end of september winding staircase steep climb well worth the effort lovely view entry fee worth a visit flag donation cluny trek volunteers monument
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What is it who built it what for I really cannot answer. Thry ask donations for entry. The man that was on the door had no idea sbout the folly in fact whats a folly was his reply.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robertseymour3
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely autumnal walk with a lovely view of the town. Only found out about it as it was a treasure hunt clue (Geocaching.com)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pompeyken
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great view from the top! You can climb up to the top during the summer months until the end of September. You can see around Forres and towards Findhorn bay.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rhi_Rhi_Travel
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Having known a great deal about Nelson I never knew about this tower in Forres so it was a delight to visit. The views from the top are amazing and well worth the 97 steps to the top!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daveygood
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We went to see this and the local area in what we now know as the last time it will be illuminated like this...which is a bit sad. However we have been up to see it normally since and it's worth the walk up to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank andyonekanobie
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Love walk to the tower,however was surprised to see monument here. Horatio Nelson was Norfolk born. Unfortunately tower as closed so couldn't discover why the tower was here in Forres. "I'll have to "Google" it!" Peter

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Nelson's tower is in the Gratt park in Forres. It is on a hill called Clunny Hill and is a very interesting monument, especially when they light it up during winters.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank arjavparikh
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I think it is brilliant that there is a memorial to Admiral Horatio Nelson in Forres. I have wanted to come and see this for some time and so when my little nephews were about I took my opportunity to take them. It is quite...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 3 April 2018

A nice walk up the hill, even on a wet and cold day! Somewhat muddy underfoot but nothing a good pair of (sensible) shoes can't handle. The Tower is manned by volunteers and entry is by donation. To the top is 97 steps but opportunity...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ShaunT16
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Only disappointment was that the Tower did not open to visitors until Easter weekend which meant we were unable to see the view across Findhorn Bay from the top.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank EddieReid
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Knockomie Hotel
299 reviews
1.19 km away
The Cluny Bank Hotel
259 reviews
1.21 km away
Ramnee Hotel
244 reviews
1.58 km away
Boath House
373 reviews
11.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 39 nearby restaurants
Kristoff's Bar &Restaurant
206 reviews
.85 km away
Mosset Tavern
771 reviews
.73 km away
The Peppermill Restaurant
177 reviews
.75 km away
Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank
114 reviews
1.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 31 nearby attractions
248 reviews
1.09 km away
Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery
167 reviews
1.60 km away
Sueno's stone
71 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Nelson Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines