Inverness Tours
Private Inverness Dark Side Tour

Private Inverness Dark Side Tour

By Walking Tours in Inverness
Join your guide on a journey through the brutal history of the Highland Capital. You’ll learn about beheadings and worse on this 90 minute exploration of the dark past of these now peaceful streets. Ghost sightings not guaranteed, but stories of lost spirits and souls will make you take a second look at this charming city that has seen earthquakes, floods and fires bring devastation long before it became the universally popular destination it is today. Learn about a knight in shining armour and standing stones we can only hope do not fall over, visit the graves of important figures and find hard evidence of their gruesome habits. Your guide will keep you safe as we follow a trail of bones – ideally in the evening, although we will alternate accommodate timing requests where possible.
per group (up to 10)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Expert, local guide
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Inverness Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Old High St Stephen's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Eden Court Theatre

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • VisitScotland Inverness iCentre, 36 High St, Inverness IV1 1JQ, UK
    Please meet your guide outside Visit Scotland iCentre or let us know where you'd like to meet.
Pickup details
  • Please contact me if you have any question.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171338P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171338P3

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      About the operator
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      • Walking Tours in Inverness
        Inverness, Scotland
        Joined in July 2019
      • Beboplara
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Tour
        Our tour guide was excellent. He was very engaging, personable, and knowledgeable. We learned so much about this city in 1.5hrs. Would definitely recommend.
        Written 7 July 2024
      • Wander31132896845
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Quick tour of Inverness
        Our tour guide Christine was fantastic. Super friendly & knowledgeable. Fun facts shared about local sites. Christine had a great sense of the city and its rich history. I would recommend this tour as it’s quick and informative. Loved our time in Inverness.
        Written 7 July 2024
      • yak-and-yeti
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect start to a visit of Inverness
        We had a very enjoyable walking tour in Inverness. Christie is a very good tour guide who gave us an overview of Inverness’ history with some ‚fun facts‘. Recommendable!
        Written 6 July 2024
      • york1000
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb tour with Christine
        Tour was with the wonderful Christine. Very knowledgeable and linked wider history to the local history. Good group size - about 8 I think- which made discussion fun and interesting. I love food tours so maybe think about offering that?
        Written 2 July 2024
      • Kaitlyn C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great start to a trip to Inverness!
        Great orientation to the city! Really enjoyed the history and sites. Christine was a great guide and answered all our questions enthusiastically. Would definitely recommend for a first time visit to Inverness as there is so much history.
        Written 2 July 2024
      • stoontraveler
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very informative tour
        We had Steve as our tour guide and he was excellent, very knowledgeable and quite funny. He advised up front that the tour may go a little over the hour and a half just in case people had other plans to get to and advised they could leave if necessary. Our tour lasted close to two hours and was very well done.
        Written 1 July 2024
      • anciralaw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Inverness history walk
        Elaine was very well informed and explained a lot to the group about the history of Inverness. Very enjoyable walk. Will be back to see Inverness castle after renovation
        Written 1 July 2024
      • Tksreviews
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Walking tour in Inverness centre
        Highly recommend this … our guide was very informative and explained the history of Inverness … the building a monuments etc came to life with all the information … a must do !
        Written 21 June 2024
      • heymrd131313
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Walk a bit, learn a lot.
        We walked Inverness with Steve and left with a warm feeling for the people and the city. Steve was very knowledgeable about his city and his tales were extremely entertaining. Add this to your list of “do’s.”
        Written 20 June 2024
      • BobBrill18
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great combination of history, charm and storytelling
        Our tour guide Steve, was invaluable to making the most of our day trip to Inverness - great knowledge of the history blended with his gift for story-telling made for a enjoyable walking tour.
        Written 20 June 2024
      • Wiltstm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Really interesting city walking tour.
        Really interesting and fun tour with Steve. I learned a lot about Inverness and got the geography of the centre which was useful for the rest of my visit.
        Written 15 June 2024
      • Gillejan1974
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thoroughly enjoyable tour
        We really enjoyed our tour with Steve - he was very knowledgeable and entertaining, encompassing both recent and more historical events, plus a lot of humour thrown in. We were only visiting for the day and the tour gave us a real flavour of Inverness, which is a truly lovely city. We wish we could have stayed longer.
        Written 15 June 2024
      • 266kayleeb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Must do!
        Amazing experience!! Guide (Christine) was knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend and would go again!! The walk was easy and was an overall great experience
        Written 12 June 2024
      • anwisebythebay
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent introduction to Inverness now and then.
        We had a very nice experience with Simon who was a very good guide. We enjoyed the leisurely pace with plenty of time to listen to his stories and take any photos etc. A lovely memory of Inverness.
        Written 12 June 2024
      • Handycraftman
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pleasant fun walking tour of the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
        Great trip with Steve. Gave us lots of interesting bits about Inverness. Did not realize many of the facts shared with our group. Passionate about Scotland.
        Written 11 June 2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      Myrtle Beach, SC19 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Family
      We did took a dark walking tour with Elaine. She did an excellent job, very informative. We learned more about some of the dark history of Inverness. Would definitely book with them again on future visits. Thank you for an amazing tour.

      Karen Wainscott.
      Written 18 October 2023
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