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Fochabers sits 9 miles East of Elgin, close to the banks of the River Spey. The original village was centred near Castle Gordon (not open to visitors). It was deemed a bit too close to the castle and so a new, more impressive Fochabers was built.

Brief Tour of Fochabers

Travelling from Elgin you'll see Baxters Highland Village, one of Moray's most popular visitor attractions. Cross the bridge over the River Spey. On your right is a car park leading to the Spey Way and a cricket pitch! Cricket is a popular activity in Fochabers with matches being held at weekends during the summer. Towards the centre of Fochabers is the attractive town square dominated by Bellie Church. The High Street is a mix of private housing, independent shops and pub hotels. Heading East is Fochabers Museum and then the impressive Milne's Primary School. (Formerly Milne’s High School, founded by Alexander Milne who made his fortune in America).

There are lots of things to see and do in Fochabers - it makes a good base for tackling the renowned Moray Monster trails - one of the trails that put Scotland on the Mountain Biking map. Just a few miles away lies Spey Bay where you will find the dolphin visitor centre, and if you're lucky - dolphins.

Fochabers has a good selection of hotels and B&B's. There is also a caravan site (with tent pitches). The nightlife is enjoyable and lively for a village with a good mix of pubs. Entertainment goes into overdrive during Speyfest!

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The Stag at Baxters’ Visitor Centre