Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Shetland is the crossroads of the northern seas and is unlike anywhere else in Scotland. It is 112 miles of moors and wiry pasture, penetrated by great sea inlets. The sight and sound of the sea is ever-present, woven into the island's maritime heritage. As you come ashore, you will notice that Lerwick, with its narrow Main Street and small shops, seems almost to be built on top of the water.
Travel across heather-clad hills to Scalloway, former capital of Shetland. You'll see Scalloway Castle and stop to take a few photos.
Head towards the fertile Tingwall Valley. This is an area of uninterrupted views across farmland, small lochs and streams. A handful of houses and the occasional church stand out against the skyline. Head north through a peat- and heather-covered landscape before, suddenly, the road passes a belt of trees -- the only ones of any significance in the barren Shetlands.
At Weisdale Voe, the landscape changes dramatically. You'll have time here for a little shopping as you visit the small workshops of Shetland Jewellery, which manufactures a wide range of silver and gold jewelry, featuring Celtic, Viking and local wildlife designs. The showroom also stocks a selection of local crafts.