Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Northmavine is the northernmost part of the mainland of Shetland. To get there, you must cross the Mavis Grind isthmus -- 32 yards wide at its narrowest point. This is the only place in the UK where you can toss a stone across land from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Pause for refreshments at the Braewick Café. The views of the famous Drongs sea stacks are marvelous.
Rejoin your motorcoach and head to the Eshaness Lighthouse, designed in 1929 by David and Charles Stevenson, uncles of Robert Louis Stevenson. These were the last of the Stevenson lighthouses to be built in Shetland. A short optional walk along the cliff top leads you to wonderful scenery and geological forms. Few places in Britain rival Eshaness' scenery. The ferocity of the Atlantic has contributed to the spectacular geological formations found here -- sea stacks, natural arches and caves. The cliffs are also home to a number of seabirds.
This excursion involves optional walking over uneven surfaces. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Bring local currency or credit cards for additional purchases. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes.