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.

Isla Bank Cottage

3 star rating

Keith, Moray

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£295-£585

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Keith, Moray

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£295-£585

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Sea Yonder

3 star rating

Buckie, near Cullen, Moray

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£565-£1255

3 star rating
Buckie, near Cullen, Moray

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£565-£1255

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Old Net Store

4 star rating

Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£295-£755

4 star rating
Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

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£295-£755

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Cowrie Cottage

4 star rating

Portknockie, Banffshire, Moray

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£480-£930

4 star rating
Portknockie, Banffshire, Moray

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£480-£930

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Shempston Experience - Cottage 1

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Duffus, near Elgin, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£609-£1169

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Duffus, near Elgin, Moray

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£609-£1169

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Shoemakers Steading

3 star rating

Hopeman, near Elgin, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£385-£865

3 star rating
Hopeman, near Elgin, Moray

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£385-£865

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Tradewinds

3 star rating

Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£409-£799

3 star rating
Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

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£409-£799

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Inverspey

4 star rating

Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£629-£1375

4 star rating
Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

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£629-£1375

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Spey Bay Lodges - Beach Breeze

3 star rating

Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£585-£1569

3 star rating
Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

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£585-£1569

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Burn of Aultmore Croft

4 star rating

Glen of Newmill, by Keith, Moray

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£500-£1110

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Glen of Newmill, by Keith, Moray

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£500-£1110

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Old Post Office

4 star rating

Portknockie, Moray

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£339-£795

4 star rating
Portknockie, Moray

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£339-£795

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Boatman’s Cottage

4 star rating

Portessie, near Buckie, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£415-£675

4 star rating
Portessie, near Buckie, Moray

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£415-£675

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Auldfield

4 star rating

Lhanbryde, near Elgin, Moray

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£399-£1145

4 star rating
Lhanbryde, near Elgin, Moray

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£399-£1145

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Jebel

3 star rating

Cullen, Moray

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£375-£895

3 star rating
Cullen, Moray

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£375-£895

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Spey Bay Lodges - Bunnyhops

3 star rating

Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£435-£955

3 star rating
Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

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£435-£955

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1