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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...

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.

Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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

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...

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...

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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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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Broch of Mousa (HS)

Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP

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

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...

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

Scotland, UK

First lit in 1892 this lighthouse was machine gunned and bombed by German aircraft on two occasions in 1941, the outhouses...

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...

Muness Castle (HS)

Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A late 16th century tower house with circular towers. The northernmost castle in the British Isles.

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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Clickimin Broch (HS)

Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron-Age date.

1 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK
3 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK
4 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
5 Bressay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
6 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
7 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
8 Broch of Mousa (HS) Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP
9 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
11 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
13 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
14 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars
15 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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