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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • West Sandwick
    West Sandwick

    Scotland, UK

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  • Tresta
    Tresta

    Scotland, UK

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

    Mainland, Shetland, ZE2

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

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

    St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK

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  • Hamma Voe
    Hamma Voe

    Scotland, UK

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  • Bay of Quendale
    Bay of Quendale

    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
    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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  • 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 Shetland Museum and Archives Lerwick, ZE1 0WP
    2 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
    4 Unst Boat Haven Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED
    5 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
    6 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2
    7 West Sandwick Scotland, UK
    8 Tresta Scotland, UK
    9 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, ZE2
    10 St Ninian's Bay - Shetland St Ninian's Bay, Scotland, UK
    11 Hamma Voe Scotland, UK
    12 Bay of Quendale Scotland, UK
    13 Unst Heritage Centre Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED 3 stars
    14 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars

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