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Shopping in Inverness and Loch Ness

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Shopping might not be the first activity to plan when you’re visiting to Inverness and Loch Ness. Especially, while the magnificent natural landscapes and historic castles are dominating your views. However, you’ll find a wide selection of shops in Inverness city centre and the local towns and villages. Here, you can buy anything from trendy clothes to handcrafted gifts.

You’ll find plenty of independent and high street shops, charming markets and shopping centres in the area. So, shop for something new to wear or buy an authentic Scottish gift for a loved one.

Shops in Inverness City Centre

The city of Inverness is bursting with shops that range from well-known national stores to small independently owned boutiques. Start in the charming Old Town is home to independent retailers, bookshops, galleries and boutiques. Then, head to the Eastgate Centre with high street fashion brands, designer names, toy shops, restaurants and cafes. Next, walk along High Street in Inverness and wander in familiar national shops, Scottish retailers and independent boutiques.

Markets and Farm Shops

There are plenty of fascinating stalls in the indoor and outdoor markets in Inverness and Loch Ness. The Inverness indoor Victorian Market has a collection of bespoke shops with unique items you won’t find on the high street. Here, there’s also the Farmer’s Market with delicious cheeses, breads, seafood, and craft stalls with jewellery and gifts. Smaller towns and villages in the Loch Ness area also hold frequent local markets with food produce and handicrafts. These are perfect for gifts or souvenirs. The rural farm shops are great for local, high quality seasonal produce. Some also have cafes so you can stop off for lunch or Afternoon Tea.

Gifts and Souvenirs

You can’t visit Inverness and Loch Ness without taking something home to remind you of your visit. Many attractions such as Urquhart Castle, whisky distilleries and the botanical gardens have onsite gift shops. Here, you can pick up a treat to remind you of your stay. You’ll find delightful gift shops in Inverness and Loch Ness. ‘Nessie’ mementos, toys, and books are available in most towns and villages, including Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and Beauly.