This Tiny British Island is Home to Hundreds of Mini Ponies

Posted by TF Oren
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It's mini pony madness on the tiny British island of Foula. 

Well, in all fairness, a few people live there too.

Foula is one of the Shetland Islands, located off the coast of mainland Scotland. The tiny island, which is home to a human population of about 30, is known as Britain's most remote inhabited island.

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In addition to its hundreds of resident ponies, Foula's  picturesque cliffs, grassy knolls, and plentiful wildlife make it an idyllic  - but difficult to access - vacation destination.

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Getting to Foula isn't for the faint of heart, or patience. Travelers have to wait for mild enough weather before they make the journey. At that point, they can either take a ferry from a neighboring island, or hop on a special flight that departs a couple of times each week.

Visitors to the island can rent a cottage or book a room at the local B&B. They can fill their days soaking up the island's Old Norse culture, exploring its rugged coastline, whale watching, bird watching, and chatting up the locals.


Ready to go?! You can learn more about Foula - and how to get there - by clicking here.

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This Tiny British Island is Home to Hundreds of Mini Ponies