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Gateway to the Highlands: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Inverness


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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.

This audio tour takes you on a 3km walk around the highlights of the town. It takes an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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Pass By: Abertarff House 71 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EU Scotland

Abertarff House is the oldest non-religious building in Inverness, dating back to 1593. It's a townhouse that belonged to the Frasers of Lovat.

Pass By: Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5EE Scotland

Inverness Cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain. The building was completed in 1869 but it remains 'unfinished'. They ran out of money and weren't able to build two tall spires. They had to make do with truncated towers instead.

Pass By: Eden Court Theatre Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA Scotland

Eden Court is the only major arts centre in the Highlands, with a cinema and two theatres. The building includes what used to be the bishop's house. This house was built by Bishop Robert Eden and so the arts centre is named Eden Court.

Pass By: Inverness Castle, Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EG Scotland

Inverness Castle is relatively modern, dating to 1834. The building is now a court of law. There is a viewing platform that you can go up to after the tour.

Pass By: Flora MacDonald Statue, View Pl, Inverness IV2 3EG Scotland

Flora MacDonald famously helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape Scotland 'over the sea to Skye' after the failure of the Jacobite rising. This statue was erected in 1896.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Lifetime access to Inverness: Gateway to the Highlands tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Departure Point
1a High St, Inverness IV1 1HY, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/10/2019 - 8/22/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

1 hour

Return Details
Flora MacDonald and Border Collie, Inverness Castle courtyard, View Pl, Inverness IV2 3EG, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.