Inverness Hidden History-Raining’s Stairs

Inverness there is lots of hidden history.  The steps are named after businessman John Raining from Norwich. In 1726 John bequeathed £1200 to establish charitable schools in the Highlands of Scotland. During my walking tours in Inverness city center, you will discover the history and hidden gems around every corner.

Top of the Raining's Stairs Inverness
Top of the Raining’s Stairs Inverness

When traveling down Raining’s Stairs you will see Inverness Castle to your left. Built-in the 19th Century Inverness Castle was once Inverness Sheriff’s court and jail.  Currently closed for refurbishment Inverness Castle will reopen around 2025. If you are looking to visit Highlands Castles then we have lots to choose from. If you want to find out more about Inverness Castle you can read my blog HERE

Historic Castles in the Highland

Historic castles and ancient monuments are everywhere you go in the Highlands. From the iconic majestic Urquhart Castle, I’m sure the image is on every second shortbread tin in the world. To Inverness Castle, which is currently under renovation.

Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin castle and Gardens
Cawdor Castle  and Gardens
Cawdor Castle and Gardens

Other Highland castles include Dunrobin Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, and Cawdor Castle. The area is also home to some of the most fascinating landmarks, 4,000-year-old bronze age cairns,  Pictish stones and settlements from the early Middle Ages, and Iron age brochs.  With its stunning scenery and fascinating architecture, the Scottish Highlands is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore Scotland’s past


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