Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Lerwick

Shetland Museum

This is an impressive recollection of 5000 years’ worth of culture, people and their interaction with this ancient landscape. Comprehensive but never dull, the display covers everything from the archipelago’s geolog…
Ruins in Lerwick

Clickimin Broch

This fortified site, just under a mile southwest of the town centre, was occupied from the 7th century BC to the 6th century AD. It’s impressively large, and its setting on a tongue of land in a small loch gives it …
Fortress in Lerwick

Fort Charlotte

Built in 1781, this occupies the site of an earlier fortification built in 1665 to protect the harbour from the Dutch navy. The five-sided fortress never saw action, but today houses local volunteer units and provid…
Museum in Lerwick

Shetland Textile Museum

A mile north of the centre, this foursquare stone house, birthplace of P&O founder Arthur Anderson, was also once a fish-curing station. It now holds a good display on the knitted and woven textiles and patterns…