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A part of military History of Lerwick

Lying over the town and overlooking the town and harbour. A good place for learning something about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hans-Georg B
Great views over the harbor

The Fort is a little light on anything to really see, but it does have information boards that tell... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Commercial Street 1 Charlotte Street, Lerwick ZE1 0JL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lying over the town and overlooking the town and harbour. A good place for learning something about forgotten times and to get good overview especially for taking photos.

Thank Hans-Georg B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Fort is a little light on anything to really see, but it does have information boards that tell you about its previous uses and parts it played in the town's history. The attraction is self guided and you are free to wander around. The...More

Thank Travelr_Gal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't miss this as you are walking through Lerwick - it is at one end of the main Commercial Street. It is well kept for what it is: heavy walls with a canon or two. Ok for kids to run around. No charge for...More

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the fort whilst exploring Lerwick after our arrival on the early morning ferry. It’s unmanned but there are plenty of interpretation boards giving interesting information. Great views through the ramparts and opportunities for obligatory cannon sitting photographs.

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a pleasant 10 minutes walking around the fort but there is little of note to catch the imagination

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Charlotte, a 5-sided star shaped artillery fort with bastions on each corner, was initially occupied in the mid-1600s during the First Anglo-Dutch War. Since then, it has been rebuilt several times. Once dominating Lerwick’s Coast, the present Fort was built in 1781 but has...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In centre of town and well maintained being the ongoing base for the military. Well documented information boards give history over hundreds of years with great views over towards Bressay Island.

Thank Troonie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best attractions are free and this proves it. The buildings are interesting but the view is to die for. You can see everything happening on Victoria quay. Just stand and see the busy harbour at work.

Thank TinbumNorthWales
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We were in Lerwick for the day so decided to have a look at Fort Charlotte which is in the centre of town. High stone walls with cannons on them facing out over the harbour looks the part but the only original part is the...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Quite enjoyed a walk around this site - amused to see the familiar horse box trailer out the front of the TA Centre and the standard mini-bus! Some signage and info boards, and some cannon.

Thank R N
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