Welcome to Inverness: Private 2-hour Highlights Walking TourPrivate Tour
Discover all that the charming city of Inverness has to offer with the help of your expert private guide on this introductory 2-hour tour where you will see the most popular highlights!
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking tour guide
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you outside the Visit Scotland iCentre located at 36 High St, Inverness IV1 1JQ
What makes this tour special
Explore the beautiful city of Inverness on Scotland's northeast coast on this two-hour private walking tour of all the city's highlights with an expert guide. Considered the capital of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by breathtaking Highland scenery, Inverness is also a major cultural centre, famous for its historic buildings, wonderful views over the River Ness from the castle, as well as its proximity to the famous Loch Ness and Culloden Moor.
On your private tour, you will:
See the impressive Inverness Town House, with its unique neo-gothic architecture and eye-catching round towers;
Discover the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, the perfect place to learn all about the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands;
Walk up to the turreted Inverness Castle, a rugged red sandstone building, where you can enjoy magnificent views over the city and the River Ness;
See the bronze statue of Flora Macdonald, the young woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after the Jacobites were defeated at the Battle of Culloden in 1746;
Walk down to the River Ness and enjoy a scenic stroll along its banks stopping at several notable buildings;
See InvernessCathedral, built of local red Tarradale stone in 1866-69;
Stop in at the iconic HighlandHouse of Fraser - kilt makers and suppliers of Highland dress;
Admire the gothic spires of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church - also standing impressively on the river bank;
Pass by Balnain House, a Georgian building that was commandeered as a field hospital during the Battle of Culloden;
Take a photo of the impressive Greig Street Bridge - a suspension bridge crossing the River Ness and built in the 19th century;
Visit the Old High Church, the oldest church in Inverness dating to 1770, standing on St Michael's Mount - legend has it that Saint Columba preached here in 565 AD;
Discover AbertarffHouse, the oldest building in Inverness, built in 1593 it has witnessed the Jacobite Rising, two world wars and more besides;
End with a stroll through the fabulous VictorianMarket, a colourful 19th-century shopping arcade lined with boutique and independently owned shops selling gifts, souvenirs, sweet treats and coffee!
As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery and enjoys incredible views from Castle Hill over the city, the River Ness, and surrounding hills. Inverness (which literally means the mouth of the Ness) is famous for being the home of the Fraser and McKenzie clans and is situated not far from Culloden Moor where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were infamously defeated by the English. Yes - you are very much in Outlander territory here!
History and modernity intertwine perfectly in Inverness. With its idyllic location on the banks of the River Ness and the Moray Firth, its beautiful 19th-century architecture, thriving Victorian market, and vibrant contemporary art scene, it is not difficult to see why it is said to be the happiest city in Scotland!
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