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At one time Inverness had open-air markets, in 1876-70 the Town Council built a covered market which was destroyed by fire although the original sandstone entrance in Academy Street remains. Following the fire the Victorian Market was rebuilt by Inverness Town Council in 1890-91.
A short (1 mins 6 Secs) You Tube video showing the Victorian Market's winter lights all built around scaffolding.
The Victorian Market has a special range of shops that you will not find elsewhere in the town. They are the smaller businesses, owner operated, in the most part offering products and services that you will generally not find on the high street.
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The Victorian Market in the heart of the Old Town is a unique covered shopping area with a wide variety of choice.
Home to some 41 shops offering a wide variety of choice to the shoppers.
There are two cafés, in the Victorian Market.
Well worth a visit.