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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • St Ninian's Bay - Shetland
    St Ninian's Bay - Shetland

    St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK

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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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  • Bay of Quendale
    Bay of Quendale

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • Bressay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Bressay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Conspicuous on the approach to Lerwick from the south, this lighthouse was completed in 1858 and can be reached by road from...

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

    Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR

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

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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
    West Sandwick
    West Sandwick

    Scotland, UK

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  • 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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  • Hamma Voe
    Hamma Voe

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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 North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Clickimin Leisure Complex Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ
    3 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 St Ninian's Bay - Shetland St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK
    5 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    6 Bay of Quendale Scotland, UK
    7 Lerwick Brewery North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NA
    8 Bressay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
    10 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars
    11 West Sandwick Scotland, UK
    12 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2
    13 Hamma Voe Scotland, UK
    14 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    15 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars

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