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Lerwick is the most northerly town of the British Isles and the capital of the Shetland Islands in Scotland; it is situated on a natural harbour on the Mainland of Shetland with the island of Bressay to the east.
The area has evidence of settlers dating back to the Bronze Age with the ruins of Clickmin Broch on the edge of Lerwick. The town developed in the 17th century as a fishing base for the Dutch herring fishermen, in 1655 Fort Charlotte was built by Cromwell over looking the harbour to oust the Dutch from Lerwick while Holland was at war with England. Lerwick continued to be a major fishing port into the1900’s.
The town is still centred round its busy harbour with the regular Bressay Ferry service, cruise-liners and yachts bringing a vast amount of tourists to this popular location. It is well-known for the ‘Up-Helly-Aa’ Viking Fire Festival held on the last Tuesday of January each year, celebrations include burning a replica long-ship, a procession carrying lighted torches dressing as Vikings and having an all-night party.
Lerwick has hotels, B&B’s, hostels, shops, cafés, restaurants and a nightclub. There is fitness and leisure-centre, swimming-pool, a community centre and museums with collections of Shetlands heritage and crafts. Historically interesting features include the County Buildings (1875) and the Town Hall (1882).
Garrick Accountancy Services
Shetland Museum and Archives
Yoga - Hazel Thomson
Shetland Islands Council
Mid Yell Dental Clinic
The Medical Centre
Pub and Bar
Da Dry Dock
Danoost Lounge Bar
P S Bar
The Great Wall
Raba Indian Restaurant
Bell's Brae Primary School
Sound Primary School
Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges
Michael Inkster & Co
Tait & Peterson
60 50 Cab
Call A Cab
Lerwick Veterinary Practice
Stems At 68
Cope Pet Supplies
Thomas C Pottinger
Places to Stay near Lerwick
Modern & well equipped hotel 10 minutes walk from the town centre, nestling on the shore of Breiwick Bay Ideal base for both the holiday or business traveller.
This attractive hotel is ... More
Kveldsro House Hotel
The Kveldsro House Hotel - The country home hotel in town. Perfect for the discerning business executive or the individual traveller on a short or long break
Located in the centre of ... More
The Shetland Hotel
Situated in Lerwick, Shetland's main town, the Shetland Hotel provides an ideal base for all your requirements. Lerwick is Shetland's capital, and is itself a busy cosmopolitan and charismatic harbour town ... More
Herrislea House Hotel
We will warmly welcome you at our country location, 7 miles from Lerwick, where you will be at the centre of Shetland, and the centre of our attention.
Our well-maintained hotel has an impressive ... More
Lav rockha Guest House
At Lav'rockha we offer luxurious accommodation with all facilities for your comfort at competitive rates, and are the only Guest House in Orkney to have been awarded four stars and ... More
The Albert Hotel is a contemporary
hotel located in the town centre of Kirkwall within Orkney.
The hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel.
Kirkwall is one of Orkney's 2 main towns and ... More
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Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, the Merkister hotel stands in its own grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. ... More
Houton Bay Lodge
8 luxurious & spacious en-suite rooms at attractive rates. Fantastic rural setting with great views of Scapa Flow & South IslesOnly 15-mins drive from Stromness & KirkwallDelicious meals using only ... More
We are a small family run hotel in the far North of Scotland with breathtaking views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles. We are only 300 yds from Orkney ... More
Castle Arms Hotel
The Castle Arms Hotel is a former 19th Century coaching inn, situated 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. It is the earest hotel to Gills Ferry to ... More