SHETLAND

 
 

 
Clickimin BrochNr LerwickBroch
A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.

Fair Isle Fair IsleIsland
Despite its far-flung location and air of peaceful seclusion, Fair Isle is a hive of industry. The island is famous for its patterned knitwear which is still sold worldwide. Today, the islandís craftspeople are busy with boat-building, spinning and weaving, and the manufacture of furniture and stained-glass windows.

Fort CharlotteLerwickFort
A five-sided artillery fort with bastions projecting from each corner. The walls are high and massive. It was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but taken by them and burned in 1673. It was rebuilt in 1781.

Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse SettlementSumburghPrehistoric Site
Jarlshof provides an insight into the way of life of the inhabitants at particularly interesting periods Ė the late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish era, Norse era and the Middle Ages. It includes oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking long houses, medieval farmstead and 16th century lairdís house.

Mousa BrochMousa IslandBroch
The finest surviving Iron Age broch tower. It stands to a height of over 13.3 metres.

Muness CastleUnstCastle
A late 16th-century tower house with circular towers at diagonally opposite corners. The northernmost castle in the British Isles, Muness has remarkably fine architectural details.

Ness of BurgiScatnessPrehistoric Site
A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron Age date, with some features resembling a broch. Access is difficult.

Scalloway CastleScallowayCastle
A fine castellated mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was notorious for his cruelty.

Staneydale TempleBixterPrehistoric Site
A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber. Around it are ruins of houses, walls and cairns of the same period.

Unst Heritage CentreUnstIsland
Located just beyond mainland Shetland, this is the Trustís most northerly estate. It is made up of ten parcels of land, eight of which are on Unst. The smallest is the 12ha (30a) island of Daaey, off Fetlar.


 
Benhoga GalleryWeisdale
Burland Croft TrailTrondra
Croft House MuseumBoddam
Fair Isle Lodge & Bird ObservatoryFair Isle
Fetlar Interpretive CentreFetlar
Hermaness National Nature Reserve Visitor CentreBurrafirth, Unst
Hoswick Visitors CentreSandwick
Isleburgh ExhibitionLerwick
Lerwick Tourist Information CentreLerwick
Muckle Flugga & Out StackUnst
Noss National Nature ReserveNoss Island
Old Haa Visitor CentreYell
Quendale Water MillQuendale
Scalloway MuseumScalloway
Shetland Croft House MuseumDunrossness
Shetland GlassScalloway
Shetland MuseumLerwick
Shetland Textile Working MuseumWeisdale
Shetlands Islands TourismLerwick
Skara BraeStromness
Stromness Tourist Information CentreStromness
Sumburgh AirportSumburgh
Swan Trust, TheGulberwick
Tangwick Haa MuseumEshaness
Tingwall Agricultural MuseumGott
Tingwall AirportGott
Unst Boat HavenUnst
Warp & Weft Visitor CentreSandwick

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