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County - Shetland Isles | Map
Tel code: 01595 | code search
Postcode: ZE1 | code search
Population: 6800
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Birthplace of:
Norman Lamont
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Folk Customs:
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Lerwick Events

January
Lerwick Up Helly Aa

May
Shetland Folk Festival

June
Shetland Races

July
Flavour of Shetland

August
Shetland Blues Festival
Shetland Fiddle Frenzy

September
Shetland Arts Trust Bookfair
Shetland Blues Festival

October
Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival
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"Lerwick is an ancient seaport on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland in Scotland, home to over six thousand eight hundred people. Once raided by the Vikings, now the ..." More

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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).

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Bakertilly
Garrick Accountancy Services
Sam Leckie

Attraction

Fort Charlotte
Shetland Museum and Archives

Classes

Yoga - Hazel Thomson

Club

BarRoc

Council

Shetland Islands Council

Dentist

Dental Surgery
Mid Yell Dental Clinic

Doctor

The Medical Centre

Golf Club

Shetland

Pub and Bar

Captain Flints
Da Dry Dock
Danoost Lounge Bar
Douglas Arms
P S Bar

Restaurant

Golden Coach
Monty’s Bistro
Raba Indian Restaurant

The Great Wall

School

Bell's Brae Primary School
Sound Primary School

Self-Catering

Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges

Solicitor

Michael Inkster & Co
Tait & Peterson

Taxi

2525 Minicabs
60 50 Cab
Allied Taxis
Call A Cab
Isles Taxis
Kings Taxis

Vet

Lerwick Veterinary Practice

Shops

Stems At 68
Cope Pet Supplies
Freefield Pharmacy
Miller Opticians
Ameldas
Thomas C Pottinger
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Activities

Shetland Wheelers(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Lerwick

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Lerwick Hotel (0.36 miles)

Lerwick Hotel

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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

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Kveldsro House Hotel (0.45 miles)

Kveldsro House Hotel

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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

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The Shetland Hotel (0.53 miles)

The Shetland Hotel

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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

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Herrislea House Hotel (3.39 miles)

Herrislea House Hotel

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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

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Lav rockha Guest House (103.61 miles)

Lav rockha Guest House

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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

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Albert Hotel (103.61 miles)

Albert Hotel
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 | visit website
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Merkister Hotel (105.91 miles)

Merkister Hotel

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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

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Houton Bay Lodge (111.69 miles)

Houton Bay Lodge

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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

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Seaview Hotel (125.55 miles)

Seaview Hotel

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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

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Castle Arms Hotel (128.74 miles)

Castle Arms Hotel

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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

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