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.

Sandy Brae Cottage ref: 28964

Findochty, Moray

£284-£757

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Sandy Brae Cottage
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Enjoy cliff-top walks, rugged caves and sea angling from Sandy Brae Cottage, a traditional detached fisherman’s cottage.
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Sea Yonder ref: UK5402

Buckie, near Cullen, Moray

£489-£907

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Situated right on the edge of the sea with amazing views, Sea Yonder occupies a breathtaking position in the Highlands of Scotland.
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Spey Bay Lodges - Beach Breeze ref: UK5796

Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

£579-£1520

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Nature lovers will love this beautiful location, from wildlife and bat tours to discover, to minke whale, dolphins and seals to spot.
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    7
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    1
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    2
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Bracken View ref: UK5857

Findochty, near Buckie, Moray

£251-£614

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Soak up the sun and let your cares drift away in the delightful rear garden of this deceptivly spacious ground floor apartment.
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    2
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    2
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Lakeside Cottage ref: CC511480

Fochabers, Moray

£459-£459

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A well equipped rustic cottage situated next to an ornamental lake within the grounds of Gordon Castle.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Firth View ref: UK5215

Kingston-on-Spey, near Fochabers, Moray

£413-£1176

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A traditional fisherman’s cottage with an enclosed garden just 50 yards from a beach, perfect for birdwatchers and other nature enthusiasts.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dolphin Bay House ref: UK5381

Cullen, near Buckie, Moray

£521-£997

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Situated on the Banffshire coast on the Moray Firth and with fantastic walking opportunities, Dolphin Bay House is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Sandpiper ref: 30455

Cullen, near Buckie, Moray

£0-£809

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4 star rating
Located just yards from the beach, this is perfect for a coastal holiday close to the Highlands.
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    2
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Isla Bank Cottage ref: SF17

Keith, Moray

£243-£590

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The end cottage of a terrace of three, Isla Bank Cottage lies in Keith, an agricultural centre of the Whiskey Trail.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Shelterstone ref: CC511183

Elgin, Moray

£541-£1394

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Originally two fisherman’s cottage’s combined to make a spacious cottage leading directly down to the sea.
 
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Shoemakers Steading ref: UK5723

Hopeman, near Elgin, Moray

£377-£849

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With its two sandy beaches to explore, complete with dinosaur footprints, this little fishing village is ideal for a relaxing break.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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Oystercatcher Cottage ref: SKKB

Cullen, Moray

£374-£811

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Oystercatcher Cottage, a traditional fisherman’s cottage sits in the old sea town of Cullen, and close by to the quaint harbour.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Isla Bank House ref: UWW

Keith, Moray

£388-£2742

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4 star rating
This impressive, baronial-style mansion provides a magnificent setting from which to tour the Moray coast.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shalom ref: 29029

Buckie, Moray

£766-£2144

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This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation who want to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Scotsonhill Farmhouse ref: UK5538

near Elgin, Moray

£1159-£1451

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This stunning property with a cosy wood burner and shared hot tub, nestles in a peaceful area perfect for family or couples all year round.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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