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Puffins and Picturesque Shetland

Enjoy the beauty of the Shetland landscape, visit one of Europe's most impressive archaeological sites, and one of the most easily accessible seabird colonies in Britain, home to 5000+ birds of many species, including comical little puffins.

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3.5 hour tour

Pass through beautiful landscape and small settlements while heading to the south of the islands before a photo stop to observe the island of Mousa - home to one of the best-preserved Iron Age brochs in Europe, constructed around 100 BC.

We pause overlooking Rerwick beach where the stunning scenery will bring more photo opportunities, often many seals can be seen sunbathing on the sand.

On to Jarlshof, an archaeological settlement dating from the Bronze Age, which has been classed as one of the most remarkable sites ever excavated in the British Isles. Up to Sumburgh Head, an RSPB reserve where the surrounding, rugged cliffs offer a breeding ground to many breeds of seabirds; and where Shetland's first lighthouse was built in 1821. Looking down to the sea, you may see dolphins, minke and humpback whales, grey seals and porpoises.

We finish with a short tour of Lerwick, the capital of Shetland and the most northerly town in the British Isles, which has strong connections to our Norse heritage. With a boom in the fishing industry, Lerwick began to expand in the 1600's and gradually took over the title of capital town from its predecessor, Scalloway.

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