Historic Attractions in Shetland Islands
Subcategory: Castles & Stately Homes, Historic Sites & Monuments or Towns & Villages
Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK
Steatite or soapstone is soft and easy to carve into bowls. From prehistoric times onwards vessels of various sizes or...
Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN
This extraordinarily important site spanning 3000 years is a complex of ancient settlements within a very small area.
Mainland, Shetland, ZE2
This rocky promontory is fortified by two rock cut ditches, a massive rampart and an extraordinary stone 'blockhouse'. The...
During excavations here in the 1950's of a medieval church and pre-Christian settlement, an amazing hoard of Pictish...
Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
Britain’s most northerly castle, this splendid residence was built in 1598 for the notorious Laurence Bruce, brother of...
Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2
This amazing building, perhaps the hall of a chieftain, is at the centre of group of smaller houses dating from around...
Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2
The finest broch in Scotland it has survived for two thousand years virtually intact. Visitors can still climb to the top...
Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2
A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.
|1||Catpund Steatite Quarries||Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK|
|2||Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS)||Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN|
|3||Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)||Mainland, Shetland, ZE2|
|4||St Ninian's Isle||Shetland, ZE2|
|5||Muness Castle (HS)||Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK|
|6||Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)||Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2|
|7||Broch of Mousa (HS)||Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2|
|8||Clickimin Broch (HS)||Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2|
|9||Scalloway Castle (HS)||Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR|
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