Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Forres. You may be able to find further references to Forres in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Forres a parish Groome
Forres a town, with the privileges of a royal burgh Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Forres.

Place Type of entry Source
Hell's Hole Valley small glen Bartholomew
Invererne House seat Bartholomew
Sanquhar House seat Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Forres within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 5
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 4
James Boswell October 23rd to 26th, 1773: Inveraray 3
James Boswell August 24th to 26th, 1773: Aberdeen to Forres 2
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 2
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 1
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Rafford 0 2
Kinloss 5 2
Altyre 0 2
Dyke 0 2
Culbin 0 2
Findhorn 0 2
Brodie 0 2
Darnaway 0 2
Alves 0 2
Dallas 0 2
Lochloy 0 1
Pluscarden 0 2
Dunphail 0 2
Relugas 0 2
Lethen 0 2
Auldearn 0 2
Burghead 0 2
Edinkillie 0 3
Hopeman 0 2
Nairn 9 5