Inverness Castle

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Inverness Walking Tour

Folklore, Castles & Our Happy Places

The Highlands and Islands are officially the happiest place to live in Scotland. As a result, Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, has repeatedly been crowned the happiest city in Scotland. On our private walking tour of „Inversneckie", we will help you transforming into one of these happy locals. Our tour will take you to the town's famous and lesser-known landmarks and to some of our happy places like „The Salad Bar". You will also hear about the sons and daughters of the town and the life in Inverness then and now.

Our tour starts at Inverness Cathedral. We have a look at the magnificient building and the four statues above the entrance. In the 1960s, another „Fab Four” stayed opposite the cathedral and rumour has it that they even wrote a song there.

From rumours to legends: As we head along River Ness towards the city centre, we enjoy a great view onto Inverness Castle and you will hear the story of a saint and a water monster and how the legend of their encounter still attracts visitors to the area.

Inverness is an unhurried place and we take in the atmosphere while continuing down the river and crossing it via a bridge that embodies the gentle rhythm of the city. You will have noticed the numerous churches along the river by now. So, let’s pay a visit to the oldest: Old High Kirk on St Michaels Mount. Here, some of the darkest events in Scottish history have occurred after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

You will hear more about the battle and the Jacobite cause as we are walking up Church Street, referred to as the „King’s Highway”. Once the direct route from the harbour to the castle, the street is lined with many grand buildings including the oldest secular house in Inverness and one of the most impressive buildings in town, Inverness Town House, right at its top.

We then climb up to our last stop: Castle Hill, from where you will have a brilliant view of the River Ness. You will hear about the history of the castle, Mary Queen of Scot’s visit of Inverness, of a flying dog and, last but not least, of Flora Macdonald, our national heroine.

Up for a pint or a sweet treat now? We know just the place.

Highlights

  • Inverness Cathedral
  • Inverness Castle
  • River Ness
  • Old High Kirk
  • Abertarff House
  • Inverness Town House
  • and a few hidden gems & happy places

Price of Your Inverness Walking Tour

This private tour comes at a flat rate of £ 95 for you and your group (up to 6 people).

Suitable for All Ages

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for this outdoor experience.

Our Promise

We will practise Social Distancing at any time and will follow the latest government guidance to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Any questions? Please drop us a line.

COVID-19 information

Safe Travels

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From £16 per adult


Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Airts & Pairts

Burnside Cottage, 1 Elderberry
Tradespark Road
Nairn
Nairnshire
Scotland
IV12 5NF

Key facilities

  • Pets Welcome

Tour information

Starting

  • Inverness
  • Inverness City Centre

Length

2Hours

Transport

  • Walking

Type

  • Bespoke
  • Private

Languages

  • English
  • German

Themes

  • Castles
  • City
  • Family
  • History
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Walking

Covid 19 Facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices


From £16 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Airts & Pairts

Bespoke Cultural Adventures in the stunningly beautiful Scottish Highlands. Our walking tours & day tours are tailored to your specific interests and are delivered with Swiss precision and a warm Scottish welcome. Lochs, glens, remote beaches, castles, ancient places, industrial heritage, distilleries, breweries, cheesemakers, cake magicians, ... There is so much to explore - let us take you on an adventure!

Opening times

Open daily

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