Top Choice Museum in Lerwick

Shetland Museum

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

Clickimin Broch

This fortified site, just under a mile southwest of Lerwick's 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 giv…
Museum in Lerwick

Shetland Textile Museum

A mile north of the centre of Lerwick, this four-square 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 …
Viewpoint in Lerwick


This headland gives a marvellous perspective of the entrance to Lerwick's harbour, as well as Breiwick (bay) and Bressay. There's a golf course, parkland, a cemetery and fortifications to ramble around.
Fortress in Lerwick

Fort Charlotte

Built in 1781, this fort 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 p…