Explore Shetland's south mainland with its gently rolling hills, wide bays and sweeping, sandy beaches. Take a trip to Jarlshof and explore 5,000 years of human history, or simply take a moment to enjoy the UKs largest active shell-sand tombolo at St Ninian's Isle. Feeling cold? Warm up beside the cosy peat fire at the Crofthouse Museum.
Organised trips to the South Mainland include a trip to St Ninian's Isle and Jarlshof.
Journey to the central and west of Shetland, flanked by the North Atlantic and take a moment to enjoy the stunning seascapes. Visit the island's former capital, Scalloway. Now a bustling village there's a fantastic museum to explore with displays on the Shetland Bus. or step inside the Scalloway Castle, completed in 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart.
Organised trips to the West Mainland include a trip to the village of Scalloway to visit the museum and Shetland Ponies.
Explore the volcanic landscape of the dramatic north mainland in all its spectacular beauty. Almost an island itself, Northmavine's rugged landscape makes it one of the most breathtaking places to visit. Stand at the edge of a volcano in Eshaness and take in the stacks, skerries and geos which help shape Shetland's 1, 700 miles of coastline.
Organised trips to the North Mainland include the breathtaking cliffs at Eshaness and a short walk through the volcanic landscape.
Journey to Shetland's most northerly island of Unst and explore the geology and beaches on offer. Unst really knows how to pack a punch! There is so much to do and explore, not to mention the two inter-island ferries to take just to arrive! The Heritage Centre, Boat Centre, wildlife, birds and archaeology make for a truly great day out.
Organised trips to the North Isles include the option of visiting the Heritage Centre or Boat Haven (guests pay admission) and a look at the Broch of Underhoull and some of the most northerly beaches.
For those who are feeling more adventurous, a longer walk around Hermaness Nature Reserve can be organised The walk takes in the seabird colonies and wildlife and is where the UKs most northerly lighthouse, Muckle Flugga can be seen.
Explore the old town of Lerwick, built by smugglers and merchants. Take a stroll through the narrow lanes and marvel in the architecture of the Town Hall. Lerwick has got so much beauty and charm to offer. As the only town in Shetland, it would be rude not to!
Organised town walks include a tour around the old town which lasts two hours and cost £20 pp. Alternatively, for those who enjoy walking, a longer coastal walk around the Knab headland and a trip to the Broch of Clickimin can be arranged.
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