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Ponies Express

See the beauty of Shetland's capital, Lerwick, as well as the ancient capital of Scalloway, before meeting some of those world famous, adorable Shetland Ponies.

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1 hour tour

Starting in Lerwick, which developed from the 1600's with the rise of the fishing industry, and which eventually took over capital status in 1708 from the ancient capital of Scalloway. View the Town Hall, sea front, Clickimin Broch (2000 years old) and other prominent sites within Lerwick.

Travel on to Scalloway where the famous Scalloway Castle, built around 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart, takes centre-stage. You will enjoy a photo stop opportunity for this breath-taking, scenic view overlooking Scalloway and its castle.

Our next stop is at Carol's Ponies, where you have a chance to meet, learn about and photograph these wonderful animals. The breed originated in Shetland as packing ponies but due to their huge appeal can now be found all over the world, being especially popular as riding ponies for children and a companion to horses. Carol, the stud owner, will explain in detail about these beautiful animals. Please remember that they have strong teeth and can nip so please do not feed the ponies!

Moving on to the beauty of Tingwall valley, with a variety of wild flowers on display, learn of our Norse heritage and continue to enjoy the scenery on the return to Lerwick from the northern route.

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