The Capital of the Highlands Walking Tour – History and stories from Inverness

A guided walk exploring the centre and riverside of Inverness, discovering the city’s rich history and some of its folktales.

Go on a journey around the capital of the Highlands. You’ll explore key sites like Inverness Cathedral, Ness Island and Inverness Castle before going for a quiet riverside stroll.

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.

You’ll stand in a churchyard that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s and his Jacobite supporters marched through to blow up Inverness Castle. (It was in the same churchyard that many of those soldiers were later executed by the British Army.)

But this tour is about more than just history. I will share you what life is like in modern Inverness and why it is becoming a popular place to live and work. And if you ever wondered what is worn under a Scotsman’s kilt, then you might find out the answer to that question too!

The walk lasts around 90 minutes and starts from outside the main entrance of Inverness Cathedral.

Tours are limited to a total of 10 attendees.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Andrew is a great guide. Knows his history on the places you visit. A great storyteller with a great base of knowledge on all things of Scotland. Thoroughly enjoyed his tour.”  Facebook Review, August 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Andrew is an excellent tour guide. He knows his history and he tells a good story. He takes you to some interesting places, along a very pretty route. He has an obvious love for Inverness.” VoiceMap Review, August 2020

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