Start off your day with a guided tour that explores historical Jarlshof. Back in the 19th century, a storm destroyed nearby cliffs, revealing remains from almost every era in human history. Visitors will see a Bronze Age village, an Iron Age round tower, and a medieval farm, as well as a 16th-century laird’s house. Then it’s a short drive to Hoswick and its visitor centre that houses displays showcasing the Shetlands’ history, architecture, and textile industry. Keep your eyes peeled on the drive down – Hoswick Bay is well-loved by sunbathing seals and wheeling Arctic terns. And the hour-long drive back to Lerwick’s just as pretty, with views of moorland, sculptured cliffs, and sandy bays.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.