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

    Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sand of Sand
    Sand of Sand

    Scotland, UK

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  • Hamma Voe
    Hamma Voe

    Scotland, UK

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  • West Sandwick
    West Sandwick

    Scotland, UK

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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
    Tresta
    Tresta

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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    1 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
    2 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    3 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars
    4 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    5 Unst Boat Haven Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED
    6 Shetland Museum and Archives Lerwick, ZE1 0WP
    7 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    8 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Sand of Sand Scotland, UK
    10 Hamma Voe Scotland, UK
    11 West Sandwick Scotland, UK
    12 Shetland Crofthouse Museum Boddam, Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JG 2 stars
    13 Tresta Scotland, UK
    14 Bressay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars

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