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Lerwick Travel guide

UK , Scotland, Shetland Islands Mainland , Lerwick
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Lerwick : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Lerwick : Things to see and do

  • Mousa Broch Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    GB - Mousa HS2

    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..

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  • Shetland Islands Interesting

    GB - Lerwick

    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..

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  • Clickimin Broch Interesting

    A970 GB - Lerwick ZE1

    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.

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Hotels Lerwick

  • The Kveldsro House Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Greenfield Place GB - Lerwick ZE1 0AQ

    The Kveldsro House Hotel - The country home hotel in town. Perfect for the discerning business executive or the individual traveller on a short or long break Located in the centre of town in discreet surroundings, but within easy walking distance o..

  • Busta House Hotel

    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..

  • The Lerwick Hotel

    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..

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