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Lerwick Travel guide
Lerwick : Michelin's recommendations
Lerwick, the Shetland archipelago's main town, stands on a headland overlooking a natural harbour sheltered by the island of Bressay. It has always been a major fishing port and the oil boom has brought new activities. Lerwick was used as a port by Vikings ships (notably those of King Haakon), 17C Dutch fishing boats, as well as German and British fleets in the 20C. Today, Lerwick is used by oil tankers.
Tourist attractions Lerwick : Things to see and do
The brochs are the end of a long tradition of small fortified farms built from 500 BC. Mousa dates back to one of the first centuries AD and was built more solidly than the 500 other brochs recorded in the Highlands and islands, as most are now rubbl..
This windswept archipelago has a wild charm to it. The sea batters the coastline of the main island. The shore, be it rocky and cragged or sandy and smooth, is extremely beautiful, enlivened by birdsong and colourful flora. The islands have archaeolg..
This defences of the 5 m high tower and staircase can still be distinguished. Undoubtedly the most interesting structure on the island, it was occupied by a large number of different peoples.
Shetland GB - Hillswick ZE2 9RW
In the heart of Shetland, St Magnus Bay Hotel is set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. It was once frequented by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, the poet and playwright. All of the en suite bedrooms at the St Magnus include a TV and free W..
Busta, Brae, Shetland - Mainland GB - Busta ZE2 9QN
Overlooking the shore of Busta Voe, on mainland Shetland, Busta House is a lovely old building with en suite bedrooms, large garden and superb local food. Between the village of Brae and the island of Muckle Roe, Busta House is close to the geogra..
15 South Road GB - Lerwick ZE1 0RB
Modern & well equipped hotel 10 minutes walk from the town centre, nestling on the shore of Breiwick Bay. This attractive hotel is well equipped for the modern traveller and close to local amenities. Situated on the edge of the sea with unrestricted..