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Set out on a driving tour that meanders across the verdant landscape of Shetland and visits the historic ruins of Scalloway Castle. Built in 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart, famed for his greed and arrogance, the castle was left to rot after his much-celebrated beheading in 1615. Enter the roofless shell for a rather eerie trip back to medieval times. Next, pay a visit to the Scalloway Museum, which chronicles the heroic “Shetland Bus” missions into Nazi occupied Norway during WWII. Journey on for a glimpse of quintessential Shetland, passing small lochs and streams, rustic farm buildings, rolling hills of wild heather, and the only wooded terrain on the island. Stop at a local jewelry workshop where you’ll witness artisans handcrafting gold and silver pieces featuring stunning Celtic and Viking designs. Perhaps, pick up an exquisite Scottish remembrance before a short but scenic drive leads back to the ship.
Visit Scalloway Castle, a medieval relic built by a tyrannical Earl using forced labor.
Tour the Scalloway Museum and learn about the daring “Shetland Bus” operations of World War II.
Relax on a scenic drive past glistening lochs, family farms and fields of peat and heather.
What To BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 500 yards over gravel paths and packed earth walkways.
This tour is equipped to accommodate guests who travel with a collapsible wheelchair, however, Scalloway Castle is not wheelchair accessible.
Pregnant women and those with limited mobility may struggle with stairs at Scalloway Castle.
Guest in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide assistance.
Walking during free time is at guest’s discretion.
Location Lerwick, Scotland
Tour Code WK02
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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