Central and West Mainland

Meander through Lerwick the only town in Shetland, dating from the 1600s, as you depart on your excursion around the Central & West Mainland. 

Take in a hill-top viewpoint for a photo of Scalloway, the former Capital of Shetland.   Arrive in Scalloway and visit the Scalloway Castle, built in 1600 by the tyrant Earl Patrick Stewart using forced labour, is 4 storeys high and now roofless. 

Then a visit to the Scalloway Museum, which houses a special “Shetland Bus” exhibition depicting the village`s unique role in the WWII operation.  If you prefer, wander through Scalloway`s Main Street and view the waterfront. 

Leaving Scalloway, travel through the Tingwall Valley with its Norse heritage.  A visit to Carol’s ponies is a must, owned by Carol throughout her life.  Carol (or a staff member) is a Shetland Pony enthusiast, breeding very good quality ponies and will be delighted to share her knowledge with visitors. 

Carols Ponies in the Tingwall Valley with a foal
Shetland Ponies in the Tingwall Valley

En route back to Lerwick, hear more of Shetland`s culture and heritage from your qualified local guide.