shop & eat at the heart of our city

Welcome to
The Victorian Market

Proudly situated in the heart of Inverness City centre, our market is home to the finest selection of independent retailers, services and food in the Scottish Highlands. 

Our building dates back to 1890 and there are still so many wonderful historic features to admire, like the ornate cast-iron and wooden domed roof and beautiful round-headed shop fronts. Don’t forget to look out for the markings on the sandstone arch as you enter our Church Street entrance which the old fish merchants used to sharpen their knives.

Two Arcades intersect within the city block, creating three spaces within the Victorian Market which include the Market Hall, Market Arcade and Queensgate Arcade. These three areas host over 30 independent businesses, many who have been trading for generations. Each one is bursting with pride and passion for what they do and can’t wait to welcome you to the Victorian Market.

Market Opening Hours

We are open 7 days a week from 8:00AM.

Please note opening hours vary for each business in The Victorian Market. For individual business opening hours you can find more info on Our Businesses page.

Find Us

There are four entrances to the Victorian Market- Acadamy Street, Church Street, Union Street and Queensgate. All will lead you directly into the Market with access to all of our retailers. 


Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1JN

What’s On

Our newly refurbished Market Hall has created a vibrant, central social area where families and groups can pick up their choice of food, sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Surrounding the central seating area is a range of independent businesses showcasing the best of Highland food producers. 

For the next few months, on Fridays, we have redident DJ’s HOUSEHOLD entertaining you from 16:00-20:00. Check out our our Whats’s On page for more information.