Findhorn Travel Guide

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Findhorn Things to Do

  • dolphins

    The Moray Firth is home to a pod of unique bottlenose dolphins. They are different to other bottlenose as they are twice the size - up to 4 metres.The range all around the area, so it's a question of getting out there in a boat with an expert operator, and crossing your fingers. Orca, porpoise and minke whale are also seen - regularly as far as...

  • seal colony

    The Findhorn Bay area is home to a colony of 200-400 (depends on time of year) seals - harbour seals and grey seals. You can easily see them at low tide, and they also pop up out of the water for a look around. You won't get close to them, so take binoculars. Leave the dog in the car. You'll have to make your way on foot to the channel where the...

  • Findhorn Heritage Centre

    It will not take all day for you to see this. And I doubt if it's worth a long trip. However, go see if you're in the village when it's open.In particular, take note of the 18' National class boat called "Fulmar Petrel" which is one of the exhibits. In my humble opinion it's the star attraction, but then it was my cousin's boat so maybe I'm...

  • back shore

    That's the name for the "ocean" beach, as compared to the front shore - which is on the bay.It is spectacular. 7 miles long, all the way to Burghead to the east.Good for swimming, walking, running etc. Never crowded.

  • Findhorn Foundation

    "The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future."Quote from its website. You can visit. The website has a list of events.I went in for the first time today (12-12-09) for a coffee at the Blue...

  • Forres

    Forres is a little town situated about 33 kms.East of Inverness and 6 of Findhorn.It's famous for its floral sculptures.Forres has gained the "Britain in Bloom" Medium Town Trophy in 2004. The surrounding area has historical monuments,museums,castles,whisky distilleries... The Cluny Hill Hotel belongs to the Foundation;a centre of spiritual service...


Findhorn Restaurants

  • great location

    The Piers Cafe is a recent and welcome addition to the “where to eat” options in the village. It's part of the Yacht Club, but open to the public - indeed its aimed at the public as opposed to just the membership.One of its key attractions is the location. On a good day the view from the terrace is hard to beat. Last time I was there (September...

  • eat on the waterfront

    Bigger than it looks, with a bar area to the back. Tables out front for open air eating in summer. The bay is just across the road.Good food. Drink as well!Seafood is a speciality, and I recommend the crab and the chowder.A haunt of mine since I was 15 (oops!).My cousin's daughter rules the roost behind the bar - watch out.UPDATE!Had dinner &...

  • Slow food

    When I was a kid coming to the village for summer holidays (1960s), this place was the bakery. Before the shop opened you could go round the back and get your bread or rolls straight from the oven. Delicious.Now its a smart but informal cafe style restaurant. We had a pleasant lunch, and would go back any time.The reference to slow food is nothing...


Findhorn Transportation

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    How to go to the Foundation

    by albert34 Written Aug 25, 2006

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    The Foundation has 2 campuses:The Park,adjacent to the coastal village of Findhorn,and Cluny Hill College which is 7 kms.away in the town of Forres.
    Buses from Aberdeen airport:The number 10 leaves hourly from outside the terminal building between 6,30 and 21,20 from Monday to Saturday (On Sundays this service only runs between 11,20 and 19,20).The journey takes 2 and a half hours to the bus stop in Forres High street.

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Findhorn Sports & Outdoors

  • Moray Coastal Trail

    Usual life revolves around boats in Findhorn. On my last trip I diversified (sailing wasn't possible) and hiked. The coastal trail passes through the village, and I set off to walk east for an hour. Lovely. It follows the shore in part, but also detours inland a little to you can enjoy the dunes & pine trees. One time I will walk all the way to...

  • sailing

    I’ve already posted a tip about the yacht club. I suppose - having just this weekend “resumed” sailing after a 35 year gap - a tip on sailing is in order.My experience is limited. In Findhorn as a teenager with my cousin. In Westhampton Beach (New York) in my 20s. I know port from starboard. I know there is only 1 rope on a yacht - the bell rope....

  • Royal Findhorn Yacht Club

    One of the focal points of the village's water sport activities. Hosts many competitions, local national and international.You can eat and drink in the clubhouse and watch the racing.Members and invited guests only.UPDATE - Ate dinner and breakfast here this weekend - May 10. Dinner was haddock, chips & peas - excellent for what is was, and only...


Findhorn Favorites

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    just chill...

    by iaint Written Dec 12, 2009

    Favorite thing: It is a wonderful place to just hang out, unwind and get your head back in order...

    See the photos - taken mid December 09.

    Fondest memory: Having fun with my cousins in general, and a misguided sail across to Burghead for a pint when I was only 15-16.

    I miss the feel of the place. I feel like I've come home to my roots, and I always want to go back.

    dusk, December, looking north typical lane dusk, December, looking south view from south pier
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    • Beaches
    • Family Travel
    • Sailing and Boating

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