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Dore Holm

A tiny tear-drop shaped islet situated to the south of Esha Ness in the Northmavine district of the Shetland Mainland, Dore Holm lies 1¼ miles (2 km) southwest of Tangwick. It rises steeply to a height of 36m (118 feet) and has a remarkable natural arch - said to be the finest in Shetland - on its western side. This arch is known as the 'drinking horse' owing to its remarkable likeness to a horse with outstretched neck, ears facing forward and its head dipping into the sea.


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