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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
"Choose from two different passes to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the Scottish heritage attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Select the 3-day pass to be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days from first use or the 7-day pass to be used on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days from first use. When you redeem your voucher for your Historic Scotland Explorer Pass you’ll also receive a pack showing the locations of the sites with a souvenir ‘passport’ book; simply ask each site to stamp the book on admission for a memento of your time in Scotland.Both passes include entry to a staggering 78 attractions all from the Orkney Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. Learn about ancient Scottish clans at sites like Skara Brae Prehistoric Village and discover majestic fortifications and towering turrets at some of Scotland’s finest castles. Scotland’s two top dogs – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are both included in the pass
From GBP30.00
 
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
"Choose from two different passes to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the Scottish heritage attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Select the 3-day pass to be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days from first use or the 7-day pass to be used on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days from first use. When you redeem your voucher for your Historic Scotland Explorer Pass you’ll also receive a pack showing the locations of the sites with a souvenir ‘passport’ book; simply ask each site to stamp the book on admission for a memento of your time in Scotland.Both passes include entry to a staggering 78 attractions all from the Orkney Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. Learn about ancient Scottish clans at sites like Skara Brae Prehistoric Village and discover majestic fortifications and towering turrets at some of Scotland’s finest castles. Scotland’s two top dogs – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are both included in the pass
From GBP30.00
 
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
"Choose from two different passes to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the Scottish heritage attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Select the 3-day pass to be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days from first use or the 7-day pass to be used on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days from first use. When you redeem your voucher for your Historic Scotland Explorer Pass you’ll also receive a pack showing the locations of the sites with a souvenir ‘passport’ book; simply ask each site to stamp the book on admission for a memento of your time in Scotland.Both passes include entry to a staggering 78 attractions all from the Orkney Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. Learn about ancient Scottish clans at sites like Skara Brae Prehistoric Village and discover majestic fortifications and towering turrets at some of Scotland’s finest castles. Scotland’s two top dogs – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are both included in the pass
From GBP30.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Shetland

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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 edge....as the grassy upper slopes gently fall away...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Top Things to Do in Shetland

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Town Centre - Downtown

The oldest part of Lerwick (although it is not terribly old, to be honest) is a most pleasant place to wander. Its narrow closses and stone-flagged streets, the occasional imposing building...
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Walking

Drive to get to places, of course...or take the bus. But Shetland is made for walking. Unlike Orkney, it has very few cows....it's sheep country....so you need not worry about crossing fields full of...
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Jarlshof Prehistoric & Norse Settlement

I've written quite a lot on my Sumburgh page, and you can read more at the official website. I especially liked the many querns (grinding stones) which lie on site in exactly the same places as they...
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The Knab

There is a lovely, and very scenic, walk along the cliffside to the Knab, a headland which has excellent views of the Bressay sound, small seabird colonies, WW2 relics and well-placed benches to rest...
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Mousa Broch

If you haven't arrived in your own boat a boat-trip will show you a side of Shetland which is otherwise inaccessible. There are several trips operating out of Lerwick, including the...
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Sumburgh Head

Even if you have no real interest in birdlife you cannot fail to be impressed by Sumburgh Head, especially if you visit wen the puffins are there (they have mostly left by mid-August). You can get...
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"Sea, sky, seals, seabirds, space and silence..."
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kathymof

"Shetland Islands - History and Nature Together"
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TomFoolery

"The Shetland Islands"
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wroclawiak

"Shatland - a paradise for birdwatchers and hikers"
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foulai

"Foula Isle"
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