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Travelling to Shetland

Shetland is remote from the hustle and bustle, but easy to reach either by nightly ferry crossings from Aberdeen or daily flights from a number of Scottish airports.  The ferry arrives in Lerwick itself, while flights arrive at Sumburgh airport 25 miles south of Lerwick.  Travel around the islands is hassle free with a good network of roads and inter island ferries linking the mainland to the other islands.

Sumburgh is a scenic airport surrounded on two sides by breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches.  Close by is Jarlshof, a multi-period archaeological site of national importance.

The drive north to Lerwick will take you past good agricultural land, unspoilt beaches and scattered townships.  Take a short detour and visit St Ninian’s Isle beach, one of the most dramatic tombolos in Europe.  Continue on the main road north passing the island of Mousa with its famous Iron Age broch, the best preserved anywhere.   Arriving in Lerwick, you will find a picturesque town and a busy harbour sheltered by the island of Bressay to the East.

Arriving by sea, the Northlink ferry slips into port around 7.30 a.m. and you will enjoy splendid views of Lerwick with its lanes and lodberries rising from the water.  In 1263, King Harald of Norway's fleet anchored here.  Later in the 17th century it was the turn of Dutch fishing fleets which came annually to pursue herring fishing and trade with the islanders.  Lerwick Town Hall stands proud and prominent and down on the waterfront sits Mareel, a modern cinema/music venue and the Shetland Museum, telling the history of these remarkable islands.

 

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Travelling to Shetland

 

Shetland is remote from the hustle and bustle, but easy to reach either by nightly ferry crossings from Aberdeen or daily flights from a number of Scottish airports.  The ferry arrives in Lerwick itself, while flights arrive at Sumburgh airport 25 miles south of Lerwick.  Travel around the islands is hassle free with a good network of roads and inter island ferries linking the mainland to the other islands.

Sumburgh is a scenic airport surrounded on two sides by breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches.  Close by is Jarlshof, a multi-period archaeological site of national importance.

The drive north to Lerwick will take you past good agricultural land, unspoilt beaches and scattered townships.  Take a short detour and visit St Ninian’s Isle beach, one of the most dramatic tombolos in Europe.  Continue on the main road north passing the island of Mousa with its famous Iron Age broch, the best preserved anywhere.   Arriving in Lerwick, you will find a picturesque town and a busy harbour sheltered by the island of Bressay to the East.

Arriving by sea, the Northlink ferry slips into port around 7.30 a.m. and you will enjoy splendid views of Lerwick with its lanes and lodberries rising from the water.  In 1263, King Harald of Norway's fleet anchored here.  Later in the 17th century it was the turn of Dutch fishing fleets which came annually to pursue herring fishing and trade with the islanders.  Lerwick Town Hall stands proud and prominent and down on the waterfront sits Mareel, a modern cinema/music venue and the Shetland Museum, telling the history of these remarkable islands.

 

 

 

 

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