When traveling down Raining’s Stairs you will see Inverness Castle to your left. Built in the 19th Century Inverness Castle was once Inverness Sheriff’s court and jail. Currently closed for refurnishment Inverness Castle will reopen around 2026.
The steps are named after businessman John Raining from Norwich. In 1726 John bequeathed £1200 to establish charitable schools in the Highlands of Scotland. During my walking tours in Inverness city center, you will discover history and hidden gems around every corner.