Welcome to Fochabers
The charming Morayshire village of Fochabers lies close to the River Spey midway between Aberdeen and Inverness. The village once stood within the grounds of Gordon Castle: that was until 1776 when the bombastic 4th Duke had the whole village re-sited to its present position. Today Fochabers has lots to offer visitors with attractive shops selling local arts and crafts, friendly pubs and restaurants offering a range of local cuisines and a number of small hotels and B&Bs providing comfortable accommodation.
The coast of the Moray Firth, listed by National Geographic amongst the top ten coastal destinations in the world, with its picturesque harbours, miles of deserted sandy beaches and delightful rugged shoreline is only five miles away. Beautiful walks are to be had along the River Spey and there are superb mountain bike trails close by. Nearby Spey Bay is home to one of Great Britain’s most important scientific sites for observing wales and dolphins and designated a special area of conservation by the European Union.
The world famous Baxters’ Factory and Visitor Centre lies just across the River Spey. Christies Garden Centre, with its new Play Garden, is sited at the Southern end of the village. Fochabers has an interesting Folk Museum and Heritage Centre which includes a lot of historical information about Gordon Castle and recently held a display of artefacts telling of the Castle’s role as a military hospital during the Great War.
For more information about Fochabers and the surrounding Speyside Moray region please visit www.morayspeyside.com