Victorian Market Inverness

The Victorian Market is a covered market in Inverness, with independent shops, cafés and services. Located in an ornate Victorian-style building with a glass, timber and cast-iron roof, this is a fantastic place to pick up gifts, souvenirs, clothing, accessories, jewellery and more. Plus, there are some lovely cafés and ice cream shops. Perfect for refreshments during a busy shopping trip!


Built in 1870

An impressive glass building with a glass and timer roof

History of the market

The covered market was first built in Inverness in 1870. Sadly, nineteen years later a fire destroyed most of the market. The only part that survived was the entrance on Academy Street, which remains to this day. A rebuilt market opened in 1891. An impressive building with a glass and timer roof, supported by cast-iron columns. With a Market Hall and rows of shops with elegant round-headed fronts, providing plenty of choice for shoppers of the day. Today, it is still a popular shopping area in Inverness. The shops sell a range of quality goods, including clothes and accessories, gifts and souvenirs. There are also cafés and a barbers’ shop.

Shops and services

The shops and cafés in the Victorian Market are run independently. No High Street chains here! So, if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, this is the place to come. You can find a current list of shops, cafés, food outlets and services on the Victorian Market website. Along with information on opening times.

Shopping in Inverness

The Victorian Market is just one of the wonderful places to shop in Inverness. Take a look at our shopping section for more ideas of shops and markets to visit in the area. Great for a bit of Highland retail therapy. And when you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, explore some of the other fabulous things to do and places to see, right here in Inverness and around the Scottish Highlands.



Academy St, Inverness IV1 1JN


01463 710524

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