Gateway to the Highlands

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    14 Dec 2018
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    5 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Kilts, bagpipes, Gaelic, clans and hot Jacobites (I'm looking at you, Jamie Fraser) - so many of our Scottish stereotypes come from the Highlands.

    Inverness has always been the capital of the Highlands, the gateway between the Highland and Lowland communities. Yet Inverness has a complicated relationship with its highland heritage. On this tour you will delve into that relationship through ancient legends, invented traditions and a battle about a cheese.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Old High Church, Inverness Castle

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts on High Street, on the pavement across the street from Inverness Town House. It is 4 minutes walk from Inverness railway station and 6 minutes away from Inverness bus station.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Leakey's Bookshop, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness Castle, Harry Gow bakery (try one of their delicious dream rings)

    Best time of day:

    The tour is best completed between 12pm and 4pm, Tuesday to Friday, and between 11am and 4pm on Saturdays when Leakey's Bookshop and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is open.


    Inverness can get quite chilly, particularly in the winter months. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.