Shetland Islands
Lerwick
Lerwick The Essential
Lerwick, the Shetland archipelago's main town, stands on a headland overlooking a natural harbour sheltered by the island of Bressay. It has always been a major fishing port and the oil boom has brought new activities. Lerwick was used as a port by Vikings ships (notably those of King Haakon), 17C Dutch fishing boats, as well as German and British fleets in the 20C. Today, Lerwick is used by oil tankers.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Lerwick
Shetland Croft House Museum
Shetland Croft House Museum
This small farm in Boddam, a typical
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Shetland Islands
Shetland Islands
This windswept archipelago has a wild
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Clickimin Broch
Clickimin Broch
This defences of the 5 m high tower and
Fort Charlotte
Fort Charlotte
A beautiful view of the Bressay Strait
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Town Hall
Town Hall
Stained-glass windows in the town hall
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Commercial Street
Commercial Street
Affectionately called "The Street", this
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