Our tour finishes at the Old High Church where we will recount gruesome stories of body snatchers and Jacobite executions.
The Old High church is a beautiful building, with parts of it dating back over 600 years. It is believed to be one of the earliest places of Christian worship in the Highlands, with St Columba preaching from there in the 6th Century. However, in later history, it was not just a tranquil place of worship. After the Battle of Culloden it was used a jail for Jacobites, who were summarily executed in the graveyard.
We’ll also find out about the Victorian body snatchers, and tell a tale of why you shouldn’t go digging up other people’s bodies (in case you were tempted)! Our tour concludes at the Old High Church and your guide will gladly answer any remaining questions you may have!
You will leave this tour with plenty to talk about after an entertaining hour and a half really getting to know the centre of Inverness which, as you’ll now have come to realise, is an absolute treasure trove of humorous and horrible tales through the ages!