Where is Shetland?
Shetland offers something for everyone…
From soothing sand beaches, mesmerizing sheer cliffs, to astounding archaeology & enthralling wildlife… Shetland has an unmistakable beauty and charm of it’s own.
So whether it’s birdwatching, the sealife or botany that takes your interest, or geology, archaeology, history & culture… Shetland really does have something for everyone.
The Capital and main port of Shetland is Lerwick (meaning “Muddy Bay” in old Norse).
Rich in history, the town boasts everything from a variety of shops and cafes along the bustling Commercial Street to a 3,000 year old Iron-Age Broch at Clickimin.
A great place to explore on foot, Lerwick is famous for it’s unique network of lanes which stretch up from the harbour and there’s a wonderful coastal path taking in the cliffs at the Knab.
Victoria Pier is a hub of activity during the Summer months with sailing races and regattas regularly taking place in the harbour and various small boats, yachts & cruise ships from all over the world frequently visiting.
Various events take place in the town centre throughout the year ranging from regular street markets to live music, carnivals & processions culminating in the world famous Viking Up Helly Aa fire festival at the end of January every year.
As well as a fine selection of traditional shops and cafes, Lerwick embraces a modern side too with state-of-the-art buildings such as the award-winning 5 Star “Shetland Museum & Archives” and the UK’s most northerly cinema, music & arts venue at “Mareel” (which hosts various events throughout the year including the annual Screenplay, Wordplay and Fiddle Frenzy celebrations).
For the active, Lerwick boasts a quality recreational facility at Clickimin with swimming pool, flumes & health suite as well as squash courts, indoor bowling, gymnasium and a newly completed 60/40 indoor football training facility.
Come & experience the magic of Shetland for yourself where a warm welcome awaits you.
Britain’s Best Kept Secret!