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Fair Isle South © Copyright Ian Cowe
Fair Isle South Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built in 1892 this was the most dangerous lighthouse to be stationed at during the Second World War. It was bombed by German...

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  • Clickimin Leisure Complex
    Clickimin Leisure Complex

    Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ

    Superb sports facility with large main hall, bowls hall, squash courts, swimming pool and recently refurbished fitness…

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  • Hamma Voe
    Hamma Voe

    Scotland, UK

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  • Shetland Museum and Archives
    Shetland Museum and Archives

    Lerwick, ZE1 0WP

    Shetland Museum and Archives is a 5 Star Visitor Attraction based in Lerwick. Open all year round for a great family day out.

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  • Unst Heritage Centre
    Unst Heritage Centre

    Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED

    The centre tells the story of Unst with exhibitions on crofting, fishing and geology. There are good displays of spinning…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
    Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)
    Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

    Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2

    A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber.

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  • Clickimin Broch © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Clickimin Broch (HS)

    Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2

    A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron-Age date.

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  • Foords Chocolates & Cafe
    Foords Chocolates & Cafe

    Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ

    Foords Chocolates, makers of luxury hand made chocolates.

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  • Shetland Crofthouse Museum
    Shetland Crofthouse Museum

    Boddam, Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JG

    A traditional mid 19th century thatched crofthouse with watermill and outbuildings. House is furnished in style of period…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 2 stars
    St Ninian's Bay - Shetland
    St Ninian's Bay - Shetland

    St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK

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  • Quendale Watermill
    Quendale Watermill

    Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

    This beautifully restored mill with its overshot wheel, is in full working order. There are regular guided tours of the…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
    Sumburgh Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built in 1821 at the top of this 91m (300ft) high headland, this was Shetlands first lighthouse. It was also the site of one...

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  • Muness Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Muness Castle (HS)

    Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

    A late 16th century tower house with circular towers. The northernmost castle in the British Isles.

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  • Shetland Distillery Company
    Shetland Distillery Company

    Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9EF

    Producing small batch gins and whisky - distilled and bottled in the UK's most northerly island of Unst in Shetland.

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  • Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS)

    Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN

    This extraordinarily important site spanning 3000 years is a complex of ancient settlements within a very small area.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Clickimin Leisure Complex Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ
    3 Hamma Voe Scotland, UK
    4 Shetland Museum and Archives Lerwick, ZE1 0WP
    5 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars
    6 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2
    7 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2
    8 Foords Chocolates & Cafe Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ
    9 Shetland Crofthouse Museum Boddam, Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JG 2 stars
    10 St Ninian's Bay - Shetland St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK
    11 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
    12 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    13 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    14 Shetland Distillery Company Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9EF
    15 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars

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