3. Scalloway & Ponies Tour
Museum - WW2 focus, Castle, Ponies, Panoramic Viewpoints
The tour commences with a short informative drive around the capital town on Lerwick, before heading to Scalloway on Shetland Atlantic coast, where we will visit the fantastic Carols Ponies and meet this adorable native breed. Nearby we have time to explore the Scalloway Museum, which has a particular focus on World War II history. Two photo stops at panoramic viewpoints and lunch are included along the way. During the drive, your qualified local guide will share knowledge about Shetland culture and heritage.
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. After your visit to the museum, your guide will take you on a short drive through Scalloway town with a stop at The Shetland Bus memorial on the waterfront. Lunch at friendly Cornerstone restaurant in the village follows.
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)
- Scalloway Museum is closed on Saturdays – Shetland Museum can be substituted.
- Price – £425 (Total Price For Up To 4 People) (Plus £15-£30 For Lunch pp)
Includes all entry fees