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.< Go Back to Things to Do
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 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 and Farm Shop on the scenic south side of Loch Ness where you can purchase cards and small gifts. If you are looking for quality Scottish themed goods, be sure to visit Loch Ness Gifts in Drumnadrochit. And at Drumnadrochit Hotel, you will find a great whisky shop.
In Fort Augustus, you can enjoy Scottish wears from the Edinburgh Woollen 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.
Forgotten an essential? Or looking for some of the world’s 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.
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.
There are plenty of fascinating stalls in the indoor and outdoor markets in Inverness and Loch Ness. The 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.
You can’t visit Inverness and Loch Ness without taking something home with you. 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.