Eshaness Cliffs
Eshaness Cliffs
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  • empathology
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands541 contributions
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    Dramatic cliffs with stunning views
    Shetland abounds with stunning cliff-top views, but Eshaness was particularly awesome, offering miles of beautiful easy walking next to the cliff edge on flat grass. Nesting birds a-plenty too. Go on a sunny day and the green grass, deep blue sea and blue sky will melt your worries away! Like all things in Shetland - free parking available
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • CdnGoldy
    Kitchener, Canada990 contributions
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    Breathtaking sights in Eshaness, Shetland, Scotland
    The Eshaness cliffs are one of the most breathtaking sights I have ever seen in my 65 years. Situated on Northmavine, Shetland, Scotland; the surrounding landscape is beautiful green landscape, rolling hills and is typically treeless. The base of the cliffs feature roiling water, large boulders and turbulent surf. Some days you can make out the oil rigs 20 miles off the horizon. The fields close to the cliffs feature 3-4" rocks which have been pitched up onto the cliffs from the sea below during high winds and turbulent seas. There is a lighthouse here that was built in the 1920s and automated in 1974. The lighthouse keepers residence can be rented.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Chris M
    Wetherby, United Kingdom1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning remote location
    Our group tour itinerary included a visit to this area. It is at the distant end of a single track well surfaced road through very remote scenery. The high cliffs with deep narrow full height sections cutting inland are very impressive - walking around during darkness could be quite dangerous! The whole area is very exposed, which adds to the atmosphere. There is also a lighthouse (not open), on the top of the cliffs. Well worth the effort to reach this "end of the road" surprising area
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 29, 2024
  • pakabay
    Adelaide, Australia2,502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wild landscape
    The cliffs and the very landscape in general in this remote part of western Shetland are well worth the time to visit. The dramatic countryside is windswept and treeless, like most of Shetland. Visiting in mid-March we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The cliffs, facing the North Atlantic are constantly buffed by huge seas making for some spectacular sights. The lighthouse, perched high on the cliffs is totally automated now but I believe that you can rent out the old lighthouse keeper’s accommodation. There is also a very old cemetery, just down the road from the lighthouse which is also worth a visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2024
  • Jane P
    Ipswich, United Kingdom495 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent part of Shetland
    Well worth the drive from Lerwick to see this natural and magnificent coastline. I’m glad we wore several layers because it was chilly and windy at times. Parking at the lighthouse worked well for us, and researching a walking route in advance also helped make the most of our time there.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2024
  • ruth54705
    Scarborough, United Kingdom129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Cliffs with magnificent views
    This place is well worth a trip to. The roads are narrow and with passing places for a long way. The scenery is amazing and there are lots of coastal paths to take to appreciate the views. It can be very windy so warm clothing is recommended and sturdy footwear. . There is also a disused lighthouse at the end of the road with a small car park. On the way to the cliffs there is an excellent café & camp site..Eshaness Tea Rooms.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2024
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
At first you think "okay they're not very high cliffs" but as you travel around the rest of Shetland you start to appreciate that this place is different. It's always windy, be prepared but we spent hours doing the walk around the peninsula, so easy to get absorbed into nature. We thought that there were places where the route signage could be improved but it didn't spoil our fun.
Written May 29, 2021
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Chris M
Wetherby, UK1,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Our group tour itinerary included a visit to this area. It is at the distant end of a single track well surfaced road through very remote scenery. The high cliffs with deep narrow full height sections cutting inland are very impressive - walking around during darkness could be quite dangerous! The whole area is very exposed, which adds to the atmosphere. There is also a lighthouse (not open), on the top of the cliffs. Well worth the effort to reach this "end of the road" surprising area
Written February 29, 2024
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ruth54705
Scarborough, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This place is well worth a trip to. The roads are narrow and with passing places for a long way. The scenery is amazing and there are lots of coastal paths to take to appreciate the views. It can be very windy so warm clothing is recommended and sturdy footwear. . There is also a disused lighthouse at the end of the road with a small car park.
On the way to the cliffs there is an excellent café & camp site..Eshaness Tea Rooms.
Written June 13, 2024
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CdnGoldy
Kitchener, Canada990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Eshaness cliffs are one of the most breathtaking sights I have ever seen in my 65 years. Situated on Northmavine, Shetland, Scotland; the surrounding landscape is beautiful green landscape, rolling hills and is typically treeless.

The base of the cliffs feature roiling water, large boulders and turbulent surf. Some days you can make out the oil rigs 20 miles off the horizon. The fields close to the cliffs feature 3-4" rocks which have been pitched up onto the cliffs from the sea below during high winds and turbulent seas.

There is a lighthouse here that was built in the 1920s and automated in 1974. The lighthouse keepers residence can be rented.
Written October 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The cliffs and the very landscape in general in this remote part of western Shetland are well worth the time to visit.

The dramatic countryside is windswept and treeless, like most of Shetland.

Visiting in mid-March we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The cliffs, facing the North Atlantic are constantly buffed by huge seas making for some spectacular sights. The lighthouse, perched high on the cliffs is totally automated now but I believe that you can rent out the old lighthouse keeper’s accommodation.

There is also a very old cemetery, just down the road from the lighthouse which is also worth a visit.
Written March 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

empathology
Rotterdam, The Netherlands541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Shetland abounds with stunning cliff-top views, but Eshaness was particularly awesome, offering miles of beautiful easy walking next to the cliff edge on flat grass. Nesting birds a-plenty too. Go on a sunny day and the green grass, deep blue sea and blue sky will melt your worries away!

Like all things in Shetland - free parking available
Written August 27, 2023
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RJCScotland
Montrose, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed the cliff views...in light rain and in sodden ground conditions. It’s a gentle drive to find the lighthouse...which is marked private. Easy parking and a short walk around cliff top and the top of the gully towards the north side. Would suit a longer walk along the cliffs in better weather conditions.
Written September 15, 2020
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Sasha M
Sydney, Australia393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We drove to the cliffs in our rental from Lerwick. It was easy to find, good signposting along the way. The scenery along the way is spectacular but when you get to the cliffs it is something else! We were there in winter so the winds were icy and strong...but what a view and what a way to see nature in all its glory! Wonderful location for strolling and taking fantastic photos. Be careful not to go to close to the edge as the area is open with no barriers. It is raw nature ... the best! If you are lucky to drive there is loads to see along the way.. rolling green hills, small villages and old abandoned croft houses, sheep, peat bogs and of course Shetland ponies! We had a great day out and would do it again. It must be even more beautiful in the warmer months.
Written January 17, 2020
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Cari S
Aberdeenshire, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
In January my husband and I moved to Shetland. Because it was winter, initially we didn’t get to sight see too much. I had moved from Los Angeles to Aberdeenshire in 2010 and here we were, moving as far north as Britain can stretch.

My first “sight seeing “ trip was to the amazing Eshaness cliffs. As a hobbyist photographer, this was heaven and I took photos from any aspect in my access.

For ANYONE visiting Shetland,especially the main island, I would wholeheartedly suggest visiting the Eshaness lighthouse areas where the cliffs are. A day trip from Lerwick and so worth the time.
Written April 2, 2022
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
One of more popular places in Shetland. Large car park near the light house. Park up, then just follow the coastline, though keep away from the edge! Loads of scenery to see and photograph.
Written September 18, 2020
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