The tour starts from the pier at Lerwick, crossing the Mainland of Shetland on a scenic drive to take in the fascinating landscape. We stop at a beautiful viewpoint with time to take photos before arriving in Scalloway - the second largest settlement on the Shetland Mainland (and much older than Lerwick).
We visit the ancient castle and the Scalloway Museum. The castle was built around 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart, a cruel and powerful ruler, who used forced labour from the surrounding area to build his castle. The Scalloway Museum displays a collection of items from Shetland’s recent past, including an exhibition dedicated to the ‘Shetland Bus’, a World War II Norwegian resistance movement.
We then stop at Carol’s Ponies, where we have a chance to meet, learn about and photograph Shetland's world famous ponies. This breed originated in Shetland as a packing pony and can now be found all over the world as a popular riding pony that tops little girls’ Christmas wish lists. The local stud owner will meet us to tell about these beautiful animals.
Turning north, we skirt the pretty Loch of Tingwall with its Norse heritage, and enjoy the scenic drive back to the ship at Lerwick.
- Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Language: English
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Maximum participants: 45