Traditional Victorian Market

Victorian Market

The traditional Victorian Market is an indoor market in Inverness, built in the 19th century. At over 150 years old, this is a historic part of the city centre and a favourite shopping venue for locals and tourists alike. Featuring a wide range of independent, specialist shops and businesses. You can pick up everything here from fine jewellery to fresh meat and veg.

Independent retailers

This is the place to come to support local, independent traders. Items on sale include jewellery, souvenirs, gifts, food and drink, clothing and flowers. There are also many services available, such as cafes, barbers shops, repairs and alterations. There’s always a friendly and welcoming atmosphere here.

Beautiful Victorian Ceilings

The timber and glass ceilings in the market, with stunning red cast iron beams, are what give the building its unique look. These ornate features are typical of the Victorian era, and serve as a reminder of the market’s history and heritage within the city.

The Market Hall

The main Market Hall area recently underwent an extensive upgrade, and re-opened in September 2022. The redeveloped space is brighter with a more open layout, while staying sympathetic to the history of the building. Highlighting the existing impressive roof structure and accommodating 15 new food, drink and retail units. Resident businesses in the new food hall include the fantastic Bad Girl Bakery and Cafe, where you can pick up a range of tasty sweet and savoury treats. The plan is for the new Market Hall to open into the evenings, with space for live entertainment, eating, drinking and socialising, which is very exciting!

Relax with the Kingsmills

Then after a busy day of shopping, rest up at the Kingsmills Hotel. Treat yourself to afternoon tea in our lounge, a luxurious spa treatment or an overnight stay in one of our spacious, comfortable rooms. Find out about more things to do during your stay, with our handy guide to Inverness.

Enjoy some retail therapy

Complete your Inverness retail therapy with a relaxing stay at The Kingsmills. We’ll take your bags off your hands on arrival, offer you a warm welcome and let you relax in our bar. For more information, get in touch below or give us a call on +44 (0) 1463 257 100.

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