Moray

Unspoilt coastline, fantastic wildlife and superb cliff walks...

The beautiful county of Moray lies east of Inverness and Nairn and is well hidden from the main Scottish tourist route. The coast is fairly flat, characterised by large stretches of sand dunes backed by forests and wide bays. Further inland the landscape changes to agricultural, rising up across empty moorland, criss-crossed by rivers and glens towards the foothills of the Cairngorms.

Elgin, Moray's capital is an elegant town offering an array of historic features to view including the magnificent 13th Century cathedral. There is also a Biblical garden, museum with fossil collections and Drumin Castle, a 14th Century tower house.

Not surprisingly this area is a haven for hikers. A network of paths and quiet back roads link the coastal towns and villages making it easy to explore the mosaic of farmland, woodland and shore. Follow the Moray Coastal Trail from Forres and you will eventually reach historic Cullen. Along the way you will find information boards describing your journey.

This unspoilt county abounds with wildlife, such as ospreys, otters, crested tits, red squirrels, pine martens and bottlenose dolphins. Visit Culbin Forest which stands on one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain, and Culbin Bar the best example of a shingle spit.

Visitors to the region will also discover a string of ancient Highland communities all offering you a warm welcome and a variety of attractions. From Historic ruins and castles to dynamic eco-communities, from scenic coastal woodland walks to thrilling climbing, skiing and mountain biking. Whether you want to stroll along the riverbank or beach, or tackle something more adventurous, there are always plenty of options when it comes to getting active.

Moray offers a real taste of the true traditions of the Highlands that is sure to have you coming back again and again.

Sandpiper ref: 30455

Cullen, near Buckie, Moray

£431-£864
4 star rating
Sandpiper
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Located just yards from the beach, this is perfect for a coastal holiday close to the Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Burn of Aultmore Croft ref: CC512067

Glen of Newmill, by Keith, Moray

£469-£1039
4 star rating
Stone-built detached croft house situated in 200 acres of open farmland yet only 4 miles from Keith
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Courtyard Cottage ref: CC511481

Fochabers, Moray

£0-£0
3 star rating
This comfortable two bedroom holiday cottage is adjacent to Gordon Castle and all its rooms look out onto the castle garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SUN

Cowrie Cottage ref: CC511091

Portknockie, Banffshire, Moray

£414-£874
4 star rating
Pretty, traditional fisherman’s cottage for 6 situated just a few steps from the lovely beach of Portnockie.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lakeside Cottage ref: CC511480

Fochabers, Moray

£0-£0
3 star rating
A well equipped rustic cottage situated next to an ornamental lake within the grounds of Gordon Castle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SUN

Sea Breeze Cottage ref: CC511427

Cullen, Moray

£390-£772
4 star rating
High quality accommodation with contemporary comforts, for families and friends who wish to explore this wonderful coastal area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Riverside Cottage ref: 28030

Lossiemouth, Moray

£305-£754
0 star rating
This holiday cottage sits in a peaceful location, just a few yards from Lossiemouth’s sandy East Beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Salty Dog ref: UK5079

Findochty, near Buckie, Moray

£589-£905
4 star rating
A pretty, traditional fisherman’s cottage with views over the harbour, just a few minutes from the lovely beach at Findochty.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lower Millbank ref: CC511396

Elgin, Moray

£302-£663
3 star rating
An apartment in the heart of Elgin close to the Moray coast which is renowned for its fine beaches and bottle nosed dolphins.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shedend ref: 30956

Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Moray

£269-£630
4 star rating
Enjoying a peaceful hamlet location, Shedend is situated a mile from Spey Bay where you can spot wildlife or enjoy the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Oystercatcher Cottage ref: SKKB

Cullen, Moray

£356-£895
4 star rating
Oystercatcher Cottage, a traditional fisherman’s cottage sits in the old sea town of Cullen, and close by to the quaint harbour.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eastertown ref: 25785

near Rothiemay, Moray

£487-£1256
4 star rating
In a beautiful location nestling on the banks of the River Deveron, a perfect base for you to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shalom ref: 29029

Buckie, Moray

£741-£2083
4 star rating
This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation who want to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Changeover
    FR

The Old Net Store ref: W41356

Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

£293-£697
4 star rating
This detached fisherman’s cottage has been renovated to provide attractive accommodation and lies close to the coast of Portknockie.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Church Hall ref: CC512036

Portessie, by Buckie, Moray

£509-£1209
4 star rating
The Old Church Hall is a truly stunning award-winning conversion of an historic Church building.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT