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Scalloway & Ponies Tour

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January — December

A short informative drive around the capital town on Lerwick, before heading to Scalloway on Shetland Atlantic coast, where we will visit the Scalloway Museum and the fantastic 'Carols Ponies' to meet this adorable native breed.

After a short tour around the Town of Lerwick, we drive west to our first stop which is a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the town of Scalloway. Next on the agenda is a visit to Carol’s Ponies, where the owner will enthusiastically share her knowledge about the breed. You will have the opportunity to stroke and photograph these super cute ponies before heading to Scalloway Museum, where you will have plenty time to browse the exhibits and gift shop and enjoy views of the 16th century Scalloway Castle alongside. Built in 1599 by tyrant Earl Patrick Stewart, this castle with a dark history is a great example of the Scottish tower house style. The museum has a snapshot of all Shetland life in the past, geology, knitwear and a section devoted to the secret WWII operation called ‘The Shetland Bus’. This operated into the harbour of Scalloway from occupied Norway. A new outdoor traditional boat display will not disappoint. Good quality coffee and snacks are also available to purchase.

Lunch stop at local venue if desired.

On leaving Scalloway we travel a few miles northwards through the Tingwall valley hearing about its Norse heritage, enroute to a panoramic viewpoint looking South and West over uninhabited islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Stops at the attractions on this tour are leisurely and driving times are short, so in 10 minutes from our final stop we will be back in town at our start point.

  • Duration 5 Hours (Pick Up At Approximately 0930)
  • Price – £375 (Total Price For Up To 4 People) (Plus £15-£30 For Lunch pp)

     Includes all entry fees

Contact details

Shetland Guided Tours
Upper Hellister
Weisdale
Shetland
Scotland
ZE2 9LQ
Starting
Mainland, Shetland
Length
½
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Private
Languages
English
Themes
Castles Family History Landscapes

Attractions

Tour company information

Shetland Guided Tours

Discover the spirit of Shetland with Anita, a certified local guide. Shetland Guided Tours offers tailored private tours in a luxury vehicle for up to 4 people. You can be assured of a quality, professional service, with a relaxed friendly approach. Anita will share her local knowledge to ensure you make the best of your time in Shetland. Head to the website to browse through the carefully planned 'Favourite Tours', or curate your own adventure under 'Personalised Tours'. A warm welcome awaits you at Shetland Guided Tours.

Opening times

0800-2200