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Shetland Warnings and Dangers

  • Be wary walking the cliffs.

    One of the wonders of Shetland is spending time walking its beautiful cliffs, watching the myriad seabirds and whale/porpoise/seal-spotting.But be wary. Although the turf is springy and comfortable to walk upon, Shetland has an awful lot of rabbits. Their holes are not always easy to see, even on the short springy turf, and it's far too easy to...

  • Don't underestimate the weather.

    Really...don't.Don't think we in the UK exaggerate about its changeability. We don't. You really *can* have all 4 seasons in one day here, and especially so in Shetland.Don't underestimate the effect of windchill. Shetland is very exposed, with little outside central Lerwick to break the wind or provide shelter. So although air temperatures may be...

  • Book well in advance!

    Shetland has very limited accommodation options and a lot of visitors in the summer months (think July and August, in the main).If, like me, you want to visit in those months (when Scottish schools and, a bit later, English schools are on holiday) you need to book really early to get what you want in a location which suits you. I booked my...

  • The wind is REALLY strong

    You may have read a few books or articles about how strong the wind is in all parts of Shetland. This is NOT an exaggeration. Always be aware of the weather forecast before you decide to go out, especially in the open.The wind is so strong it can break chimneys, there are no trees on the island and I've seen it push an entire line of trolleys while...

  • Take care on the Edge !

    Foula's coastline is made up of high , steep,sheer rocky cliffs that fall into the sea. The local people will all warn you not to go too near the the grassy upper slopes gently fall away and if it is wet you could slip over. just exercise caution ....but enjoy this rugged coastline.

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Shetland Hotels

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  • The Kveldsro House Hotel

    Greenfield Place, Lerwick, ZE1 OAQ, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Sumburgh Hotel

    Sumburgh Head, Sumburgh, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • The Lerwick Hotel

    15 South Road, Lerwick, ZE1 ORB, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • The Shetland Hotel

    Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick, ZE1 OPW, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Queens Hotel

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

    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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