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    What to do in Inverness without a car?

    Published: Mon Nov 14

    Fancy visiting the Highlands without a car? Why not start your adventure in its cultural capital, Inverness. The thriving city is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to learn and explore. With so many exciting places on its doorstep, it’s no wonder Inverness is the hub of the Highlands. So, if you fancy learning about things to do in Inverness without a car, this Happy Tours blog is the perfect place to start. We’ll be covering accessible attractions, transport links and the delights of the scenic Highlands this winter.

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    Autumn in Scotland

    Published: Tue Oct 11

    Have you ever wondered what you can do in the Autumn months in the Scottish Highlands? Despite the changing of seasons and the chillier climates, here at Happy Tours, we love showing and exploring Scotland all year round. Whilst Scottish tourism is often associated with Summer months, experiencing it later in the year can be just as fun. With so many fascinating places to visit and beautiful sceneries to explore, this blog is the perfect place to learn about the many sites we visit on our tours.

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    Historical Landmarks and the Ancient People of Scotland

    Published: Thu Sep 22

    Read on as Happy Tours delves into the treasure trove of Scottish history. This blog takes a look at historical landmarks and explores the ancient people of Scotland who created them. For anyone interested in exploring their Scottish ancestry, you’ve come to the right place.

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    Beautiful Rivers Of Scotland

    Published: Thu Aug 18

    Regardless of which Scottish town or city you’re heading to, there will be a beautiful Scottish river nearby. Do you know which rivers to look out for while in Scotland? Read on for more about the beautiful rivers of Scotland and where to find them.

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    How far is Loch Ness from Inverness?

    Published: Tue Aug 9

    If you’re wondering “how to get to Loch Ness from Inverness?” or “how far is Loch Ness from Inverness?”, our local experts have the answers. Touring the Highlands for over 15 years with Happy Tours has taught us a thing or two about Loch Ness. So read on for our Loch Ness travel tips.

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    Top 10 Famous landmarks in Scotland

    Published: Wed Jul 20

    Discover the top 10 famous landmarks in Scotland and the best ways to see them in this comprehensive list from Happy Tours. Our list includes famous castles, geological features, sculptures, statues, and more. How many do you recognise?

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    Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster

    Published: Tue Jun 21

    From unexplained ripples on the loch surface to serpentine silhouettes, official sightings of the mysterious Loch Ness monster have taken various forms over the years. So, what should you be looking out for on your upcoming visit to Loch Ness? Find out in this Happy Tours blog…

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    Top 10 Castles in the Inverness Area

    Published: Mon May 30

    History, mystery, and a little bit of magic… Scottish castles have it all. From formidable fortresses like Inverness Castle to embattled ruins such as Urquhart Castle, there’s much more to learn about the castles near Inverness than you might think.

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    Visiting Inverness in April

    Published: Thu Mar 31

    If you plan to visit the Scottish Highlands, and particularly, the city of Inverness in April this year, Happy Tours is here to divulge everything to expect on your travels. We cover what makes April such a special time to visit the Scottish Highlands and how you can make the most of your time here.

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    Our New Land Rover Adventure Tours in Scotland

    Published: Mon Mar 21

    Meet our new Land Rover! Read on to learn more about our private adventure tours of the Scottish Highlands and how you can make them extra luxurious. Need ideas to help you plan a personal tour itinerary? You’ll find all the inspiration you need, and more, here.

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    Great Landscape Photography Locations in Scotland

    Published: Thu Feb 24

    Looking for the best landscapes to photograph in the Scottish Highlands? Or maybe the most instagrammable places to visit on a trip to the Scottish Highlands? You’re in the right place. Read on for Happy Tours’ guide to the best photography locations in Scotland.

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    Invergordon to Inverness: Seeing the Highlands from Invergordon Cruise Port

    Published: Mon Jan 24

    If you’re arriving at Invergordon cruise port and would like to explore the best of the Scottish Highlands all in one day, Happy Tours have got you covered. Read on for a tourist’s guide to exploring the Highlands from Invergordon.

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    Escape to the Scottish Highlands this Winter

    Published: Wed Dec 22

    Looking for a Scottish winter wonderland? Read Happy Tours’ suggestions for where to find the best of the Scottish Highlands in winter. Whether you’re looking for snowy mountains or historic castles, let Happy Tours inspire your next trip.

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    Discover The History And Culture Behind Loch Ness

    Published: Mon Nov 8

    Looking for a monster-hunting expedition or a journey through the history of the Highlands? Happy Tours has got you covered. This winter, join us as we explore the incredible depths and local culture around the famous Loch Ness.

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    Family Friendly Highland Activities This Half-Term

    Published: Mon Oct 18

    Looking for family friendly activities this half term? Happy Tours is here to help you make memories and fill the air with laughter. Whether you enjoy being indoors, outdoors or maybe both – there are endless opportunities for you to explore throughout our incredible Highland landscapes and attractions this autumn.

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    Scottish Myths and Legends: Ancient Myths Of The Highlands

    Published: Wed Sep 15

    Behind the most famous Scottish myths and legends lies a fascinating history, unique characters and enduring culture. Read all about it in Happy Tours’ latest blog.

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    How Do You Get To The Isle Of Skye?

    Published: Wed Aug 11

    Learn about getting to the Isle of Skye with us – join us on our Isle of Skye tour to learn all about the hidden nooks and crannies across the vast island scenery… we may have some surprising legends of our own to share with you.

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    10 Must See Water Attractions in the Highlands this Summer

    Published: Mon Jul 12

    This summer is looking to be a hot one, so why not head out to the Scottish watersides and cool off on the beach or paddle your way through the lochs? Take some well deserved time away from the grind and enjoy all that our Highland waters have to offer – you won’t want to miss out on these spectacular experiences!

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    Top 5 Must-See Whisky Distilleries of the Scottish Highlands

    Published: Thu Jun 10

    The production of Scotch whisky has been a proud part of Scotland’s heritage since the 1400s so. For those looking to explore and taste a dram (or two), Happy Tours is here to fill you in on our 5 top must-see distilleries of the Scottish Highlands.

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    Where To See Wildlife In Scotland

    Published: Mon May 10

    From the iconic Highland cow grazing in the open pastures to the majestic Bottlenose dolphin playfully swimming up the Moray Firth, the wildlife in Scotland has so much to offer. Explore the rugged Highland terrain and meet the locals along the way as Happy Tours fills you in on where to see wildlife in Scotland.

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    20 Places You Need To Visit In The Highlands In Summer 2021

    Published: Fri Apr 23

    Visiting the Highlands for a day or a permanent resident in this incredible part of the country? From ancient battlegrounds to towering castles in the most remote corners of Scotland, here are 20 places you need to visit in the Highlands.

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