Oddquine's Moray in Words and Pictures

Nelson's Tower, Forres

The Nelson Tower stands above the Grant Park in Forres,and can be seen many miles out to sea. It was built by the Forres Trafalgar Club in commemoration of Admiral Lord Nelson's Victory at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It opened in 1812 and was the first built monument to Nelson after his death at the famous naval battle. It is said that Hardie-of "Kiss me, Hardie" fame- had connections with Kintessack. There is a small exhibition of local photographs and a Nelson Memorabilia in its two upper rooms. If you climb the 96 steps to the roof of the tower you can see the spectacular views of the Moray Firth.

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