On this tour, we’ll escort you to a ferry headed for Mousa Island. It’s a peaceful place that’s famous for two things – an ancient stone tower and a RSPB bird reserve. Here, a tour guide will lead you around the best-preserved Iron Age remains in the British Isles – the Mousa Broch, a mysterious round tower that might have been a lookout, beacon, fort, or all three. Inside, it’s a beehive of chambers and galleries, while the inner stairs climb up to a parapet that has views over to mainland Scotland. Lots of breeding seabirds call Mousa Island home, from graceful Arctic terns to thousands of tiny storm petrels. It’s also one of the best viewpoints to see common seals – large numbers like to sunbathe in the island’s shallow pools.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.