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Pretty but a bit disappointing

I was really hoping that there would be tons of fun shops to visit in the Victorian Market, but it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
An old-fashioned market with a variety of shops

Inside a traditional market arcade are a variety of small shops, including a couple of jewellers... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really hoping that there would be tons of fun shops to visit in the Victorian Market, but it was mostly local use shops like a florist, jeweler, and a shop selling glasses. Great for the locals I'm sure but not as much fun...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Not really a Victorian Market. Just a Victorian building with mostly tat. In and out within 10 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was a delightful discovery for us while exploring the streets of Old Inverness. The market is unlike what you would fine in a modern suburban mall, although Inverness has at least one of these as well. The architecture and the colours are very photogenic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I will admit, this entire review is based off of two shops in the Victorian Market: the Belgian chocolate shop, Story's Chocolates, and the Ancestry type one. I can't remember the name. There are a variety of shops in the market, but I passed them...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

mostly souvenir stuff but I loved it. I liked the old building and its history ie marks on stone at doorway from Victorian butchers sharpening their knives. There is a butcher in there selling venison. and lots of other neat stuff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Inside a traditional market arcade are a variety of small shops, including a couple of jewellers, but overall selling an eclectic mixture of things from tourist souvenirs to Indian food, plus a cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a few occasions, previously having visited a couple of years before. The market itself is fairly small and limited, it contains a lot of items and shops which are more suited to tourists or people looking for gift shops. It does have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Z184SBnatalied
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We expected a bit more as what was shown. We have seen other markets with quite a lot of home made food, here the choice of shops was a bit disappointing, at least for us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Here you’ll discover a selection of small, independent shops under one restored, ornate wrought iron & glass roof. It was surprisingly large with an array of retailers selling souvenirs to washing machine spares, silver jewellery to New Age items. Worth a wander round even if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Ok, I was also a bit intrigued by the new age hairdresser. Unexciting shops and quality of the majority questionable, felt it was a waste of time for retail therapy but has interesting historic value to town.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlotte G
19 July 2018|
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Response from TerryGinis | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any when I was there but the UK is a very dog-friendly place.
21 June 2017|
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Response from TerryGinis | Reviewed this property |
I took a train from Edinburgh, actually. This was a day trip for me to Loch Ness-went shopping when I got back before catching the train back. Happy with my purchases, including a ceramic Nessie! As a visitor from the US I... More
Sharon C
20 May 2017|
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I wouldn't say so, no