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Shopping in Inverness and Loch Ness

Shopping might not be the first activity to plan when you’re visiting Inverness and Loch Ness. Especially, while the magnificent natural landscapes and historic castles are dominating your views. However, everyone loves holidays shopping and we have some wonderful craft shops for you to enjoy as well as all the high street brands.

Looking for Shopping in Inverness? 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. Visit our famous Victorian Market and the Eastgate Centre for high street shopping.

 When out and about, round Loch Ness you will find Inverness pottering painting workshops and locally handcrafted gifts in Foyers at Morag’s Crafty Bothy. Here you will find a wonderful range of artistic goods and crafts.  And don’t forget to pop into the famous Cameron’s Tea Room on the scenic south side of Loch Ness where you can purchase cards and small gifts from Cameron’s Tea Room Farm Shop. If you are looking for quality Scottish themed goods, be sure to visit Loch Ness Gifts at the Clansman Hotel opposite Jacobite Cruises. There is also a lovely village shopping in our local Villages around Loch Ness. At Drumnadrochit hotel, you will find a great Whisky shop.

In Fort Augustus, you can enjoy Scottish wears from the Edinburgh Woolen Mill, plenty of gift shops and the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre where you can enjoy coffee, ice-creams, food, drink and 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. We also have some lovely garden centres, with great gift shops, cafes and displays. Be sure, also, to pop into them: Howdens Garden Centre, Dobbies Garden Centre, Simpsons Garden Centre.

Forgotten an essential? Or looking for some of the worlds well-known chain restaurants? Just pop along to Inverness Shopping Park where you will find the big brand chain restaurants and coffee shops, phone shops, supermarkets and more.

Where To Shop

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 cafe 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 Scottish Castles, 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.

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