Guided Tours Around Inverness
Walk Inverness is working with VisitScotland to offer walking tours within Inverness City Center. Each tour is bespoke and planned around the opening times of various venues of historical interest and importance. A Walk Inverness tour contains lots of local history, beautiful scenery, architecture and romantic (yet sometimes bloody) tales which have over time, shaped Inverness into the thriving city that stands today. Walking tours vary in itinerary but do cover all of the quintessential Inverness sites including the River Ness in which Inverness gets its name. ‘Inverness: The Mouth of the River Ness,’ commonly known for its links to the most famous Loch in the world, Loch Ness, home to the Loch Ness Monster. Enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the River Ness whilst taking in the sights and listening to tales of times gone by.
In the true spirit of Outlander, find out more about the short but final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising, The Battle of Culloden in 1746, in which the fate of between 1500 and 2000 Jacobites was sealed by a poor decision and a hostile terrain. Learn more of the Jacobite Rising along with Bonnie Prince Charlie and his questionable motives. Your tour guide will fascinate you with references to Outlander along with life in 18th century Inverness including crime, punishment and trades of the day along with sharing stories of clan history, myths and legends. Step even further back in time to 565 AD and learn about St Columba’s visit to the Highlands.
That isn’t all! Find out more about the history of:
- Inverness Town House, a Victorian baronial house.
- Inverness Castle, and the many that came before it.
- The Victorian Market, and it’s variety of quaint, little shops.
- St Andrew’s Cathedral, breath-taking both inside and out.
- Old High Church and Graveyard, as mentioned in the Outlander books.
Each walking tour begins outside the VisitScotland iCenter, 36 High Street, Inverness. Although we do also offer private tours which can be arranged via email or through our contact form. Tour times can be viewed here. Our tours last for 1 hour and 30 minutes but can vary depending on weather and group size.
Depending on local events, your tour guide may offer spontaneous activities of interest such as music, a local choir or a wedding. The tour itinerary will be dependent on the time of day, the weather and venue access.