Despite its poignant memorials, Tomnahurich remains most famous for its folklore legends. If you believe the myths, the hill is the seat of the Fairy Queen and a local fairytale tells the tall tale of the two traveling fiddlers who were tricked into playing for the fairies and disappeared for a hundred years. Another legend dictates that the 13th-century seer Thomas the Rymer was buried beneath the summit with his army of men and horses, ready to be resurrected in Scotland’s hour of need. Far fetched though the legends may be, there’s no doubting the enchanted Tomnahurich holds a special place in the hearts of locals and climbing to its peak is one of the city’s most popular walks, affording pleasant views over the surrounding countryside.
Tours & Tickets
See the best of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour with our 24-hour ticket! Sightsee at your own pace ... Read more
Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)