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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
    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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  • Foords Chocolates & Cafe
    Foords Chocolates & Cafe

    Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ

    Foords Chocolates, makers of luxury hand made chocolates.

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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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  • 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
    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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  • Unst Boat Haven
    Unst Boat Haven

    Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED

    A unique collection of traditional small Shetland fishing and sailing boats, fishing artefacts and information covering all...

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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 of...

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  • 1 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 Shetland Museum and Archives Lerwick, ZE1 0WP
    5 Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH) Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    6 Bressay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    7 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
    8 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Foords Chocolates & Cafe Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ
    10 Lerwick Brewery North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NA
    11 Shetland Crofthouse Museum Boddam, Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JG 2 stars
    12 Clickimin Leisure Complex Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ
    13 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    14 Unst Boat Haven Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED
    15 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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