1.5 - 2 hrs
Private Tour (max. 6 people)
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.
- Inverness Cathedral
- Inverness Castle
- River Ness
- Old High Kirk
- Abertarff House
- Inverness Town House
- and a few hidden gems & happy places
- Private Tour for up to 6 people
- Professional Guide
Monday - Sunday
from 09.00 h
Simply choose a date and time that is convenient to you during the booking process.
If you would like to start your tour earlier or need to be back for a certain time, just leave a comment on your booking form.
Please refer to the tour description and the information in this section to decide whether a particular tour is suitable for you and your group before you make your booking.
Our Town Walks are at a leisurely pace and are suitable for all age groups.
1.5 - 2 hrs
Easy - reasonable fitness level required:
Walking over paths and rough ground with some muddy patches and a few short slopes.
Our famous Scottish weather has its reputation for a reason. Therefore, it is always good practise to pack an extra layer and a waterproof jacket or coat on top of your sunscreen and your sunglasses. You may need them all.
Please note that we may not be able to take you on tour if your footwear is not suitable.
In such an event, a (partial) refund is entirely at our discretion.
The tour will keep you on your feet for at least 1.5 hours and we highly recommend that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing for this outdoor experience.
We adhere to the latest government and public health guidance to keep you and us safe and we practice social distancing and maintain the highest hygiene standards on our tours. We have committed to the Good to Go scheme launched by Visit Britain that recognises good practise in following COVID-19 guidelines and have adapted the STGA Good To Go Protocol. For more information on how we implement these guidelines on our tours, please click here.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
Book your Highland Adventure online and pay by Debit or Credit Card.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended. Online Bookings are closing 24 hours prior to tour start.
If you prefer to pay for your tour in a different way or would like to make a last-minute enquiry, just contact us by phone or email to discuss your options.
We strongly recommend that guests arrange suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance prior to their booking.
We know that planning can be a difficult task in uncertain times.
Therefore, we have worked out a straightforward Cancellation Policy for our Walking Tours and Half/Full Day Tours:
You can reschedule your tour free of charge if things are not working out the way they were planned.
If you need to cancel your tour, our simplified cancellation policy applies:
Up to 24 hours prior to tour start
Less than 24 hours prior to tour start
0% of the agreed rate & third party costs*
100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*
*) Cancellation costs or processing fees from third-party providers incurred for the specific booking will be charged in addition.