Shetland Off The Beaten Path

  • Muness Castle
    Muness Castle
    by MikeBird
  • Information Panel at Muness Castle
    Information Panel at Muness Castle
    by MikeBird
  • The upper floor of the castle
    The upper floor of the castle
    by MikeBird

Shetland Off The Beaten Path

  • Muness Castle on Unst

    This 15th century castle has been carefully restored and is in really good condition - as castles go. There is an explanatory plaque by the gate giving you full details so no need to say much here other than it was in much better condition than I expected. Sadly raiders ransacked the castle fifty years after its completion destroying the roof....

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  • Catpund burn

    Catpund burn lies to the south of Cunningsburgh. It cuts its way through a band of steatite (soapstone/talc) which is very easy to cut but hardens when exposed to heat.Its properties were known long before the Vikings settled Shetland, but they were very fond of using it for making large bowls.If you find Catpund burn (a pretty place anyway) and...

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  • Stanydale 'temple'

    You'll need a car (or a long walk) to get to this Neolithic settlement and 'temple' site, but it really is worthwhile making the effort.Stanbury site is set in one of the very few Shetland locations where the sea is not visible...that is interesting in itself, I think.There are several oval houses in the settlement, and excavated pottery shows they...

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  • Bonxie attack !!!!

    when the Great Skuas arrive and start to nest on foula (nearly everywhere) they dislike being disturbed (understandable). You will soon realise that you have entered bonxie territory ...these large brown birds will swoop low and fast around your head repeatedly. It is threatening (thats the whole idea) and can be a little frightening at...

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Shetland Hotels

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  • The Lerwick Hotel

    15 South Road, Lerwick, ZE1 ORB, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Sumburgh Hotel

    Sumburgh Head, Sumburgh, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • The Kveldsro House Hotel

    Greenfield Place, Lerwick, ZE1 OAQ, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Queens Hotel

    24 Commercial St, Lerwick, ZE1 0AB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • The Shetland Hotel

    Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick, ZE1 OPW, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Grand Hotel - Lerwick

    149 Commercial Street, Shetland Isle, Lerwick, ZE1 0AB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

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