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Telephone code: 01806
Postcode: ZE2
Population: 250
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Hillswick is a small village positioned on the northern part of the Shetlands Mainland overlooking the Ura Forth, it has an interesting past that reaches far back into the history books, the wide sweeping beach was where, in days long past fish was dried. The Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary is in The Booth, which was a Trading Post in centuries past, and is where Seals and Otters are nurtured back to health, and there's a chance to rest tired feet whilst enjoying a coffee in their Da Bod Cafe. The wild and dramatic scenery is coveted by Artists and Photographers alike with stunning locations to choose from. Walkers roam gladly along cliff top walks where there is always a chance to glimpse Seals and Otters. Hillswick Ness rewards with soul pleasing views along the path to Esha Ness Lighthouse, or perhaps the sight of The Drongs will please, as these spectacular ancient granite sea stacks rise up from the sea to around a hundred feet or so. The Tangwick Haa Museum in nearby Eshna Ness has interesting exhibits proudly on display including the Lairds Room all housed in an 17th Century building. With spectacular scenery, the chance of sea fishing, and discovering the prehistoric ancient sites what better place to be.

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