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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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  • Tresta
    Tresta

    Scotland, UK

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  • Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)
    Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

    Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2

    This amazing building, perhaps the hall of a chieftain, is at the centre of group of smaller houses dating from around...

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

    Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

    Britain’s most northerly castle, this splendid residence was built in 1598 for the notorious Laurence Bruce, brother…

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

    Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2

    The finest broch in Scotland it has survived for two thousand years virtually intact. Visitors can still climb to the top…

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  • Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH)
    Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH)

    Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

    This splendid reserve overlooking Muckle Flugga, Britain's most northerly point, is a haven for over 100,000 seabirds…

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  • Muckle Flugga Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Britain’s most northerly lighthouse was built in 1858 on the highest of a series of offshore skerries. Designed by David...

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  • Fair Isle North Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Fair Isle North Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    First lit in 1892 this lighthouse was machine gunned and bombed by German aircraft on two occasions in 1941, the outhouses...

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  • Unst Boat Haven
    Unst Boat Haven

    Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED

    A unique collection of traditional small Shetland fishing and sailing boats.

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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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  • Lerwick Brewery
    Lerwick Brewery

    North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NA

    Welcome to Lerwick Brewing Company – Craft brewing from the edge of the North Atlantic

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  • Eshaness Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Eshaness Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Lit in 1929, this was the last manned lighthouse designed by a Stevenson for the Northern Lighthouse Board. It was built of...

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  • Ness of Burgi Fort © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)

    Mainland, Shetland, ZE2

    This rocky promontory is fortified by two rock cut ditches, a massive rampart and an extraordinary stone 'blockhouse'. The…

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  • Sand of Sand
    Sand of Sand

    Scotland, UK

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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
    1 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Tresta Scotland, UK
    3 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2
    4 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    5 Broch of Mousa (HS) Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2
    6 Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH) Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    7 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    8 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Unst Boat Haven Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED
    10 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2
    11 Lerwick Brewery North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NA
    12 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    13 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, ZE2
    14 Sand of Sand Scotland, UK
    15 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars

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