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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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Clickimin Leisure Complex
Clickimin Leisure Complex

Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ

Superb sports facility with large main hall, bowls hall, squash courts & swimming pool.

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

    Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP

    The finest broch in Scotland it has survived for two thousand years virtually intact.

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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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  • Above & Underwater Shetland
    Above & Underwater Shetland

    Lerwick, ZE1 9BB

    From seabirds to sea urchins, cliffs to caves, grey seals to purple starfish -- get the best of both worlds, ABOVE and BELOW...

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

    Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK

    A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron-Age date, with some features resembling a broch.

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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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    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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  • Fort Charlotte © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Fort Charlotte (HS)

    Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN

    An artillery fort, it was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but taken by them and burned…

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

    St Ninian's Bay, 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Foords Chocolates & Cafe
    Foords Chocolates & Cafe

    Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ

    Foords Chocolates, makers of luxury hand made chocolates.

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  • 1 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars
    2 Clickimin Leisure Complex Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PJ
    3 Broch of Mousa (HS) Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP
    4 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    5 Above & Underwater Shetland Lerwick, ZE1 9BB
    6 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    7 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
    8 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    9 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
    10 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    11 St Ninian's Bay - Shetland St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK
    12 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    13 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
    14 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars
    15 Foords Chocolates & Cafe Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TJ

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