The Capital of the Highlands Audio Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Inverness and the River Ness at your own pace with the VoiceMap audio tour of the ‘Capital of the Highlands’.

Glen2Glen Tours has teamed up with audio guide app VoiceMap to produce an exclusive walking tour exploring the tales and legends of Inverness. It’s ideal for those visiting the city who wish to discover it’s history and culture, without joining an organised group or following a guidebook.

Along the way, you’ll trace the city’s history back to its origins, and find out about the almost mythical tribe that made Inverness their capital. You’ll follow in the footsteps of a Celtic saint who stopped the Loch Ness Monster too and discover a strange soothsayer who was obsessed with bridges while you wobble across the river, avoiding the sinister clutches of wee fairies.

When: Anytime you like. No need to book ahead. Download and play.

Where: The tour starts and finishes outside St Andrew’s Cathedral on the banks of the River Ness.

Total tour time: approximately 75 mins at a medium pace. There are plenty of opportunities around the route to explore attractions, stop for a coffee or grab a bite to eat.

Cost: $5.99 – just click the VoiceMap link to purchase the Capital of the Highlands Audio Tour.

Highlights:

  • St Andrew’s Cathedral
  • The Shooglie Bridge
  • Old High Kirk
  • Abertaff House
  • The Town House
  • Inverness Castle River Ness
  • Ness Islands
  • Eden Court Theatre

The tour is published by VoiceMap, a mobile application for iPhones and Android devices, uses cutting-edge GPS technology and the age-old art of storytelling to change the way people experience cities.

After downloading the app and selecting a route, VoiceMap users can put their phone in their pocket and follow a storyteller’s voice through a particular neighbourhood, while anecdotes, commentary and opinions play automatically at specific GPS locations.