Things to Do in Lerwick

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Things to Do in Lerwick

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  • Cynthia K
    Estes Park, CO6 contributions
    We enjoyed a guided tour of the museum which was quite entertaining, then wandered on our own, and at the end enjoyed a wonderful lunch. A special treat for me was the ship shed with a beautiful boat being rebuilt. Amazing.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Mary P
    Dunfermline50 contributions
    It is a remarkable destination. Nordic more than British in culture, friendly, spare and wild. Food, especially seafood, is wonderful. Archaeology buff's dream. Great museums, especially Lerwick, Croft and Textile. St Ninian's isle is lovely and accessible over a sandbar. Yell is a short ferry away with a lovely art gallery. Mareel is a good cinema. The community cafe in former Central school on King Harald St is good and cheap. Fjara is to die for.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Rafia S
    Karachi, Pakistan350 contributions
    I am not sure how to describe this experience. It looks super small. Okay, a few stones and steps. No big deal. But somehow everything changes as you enter the broch.

    Takes you back 100s of years and kinda resets you. What a humbling experience.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • CLE68
    Scottish Borders, UK180 contributions
    Excellent centre - helpful, informative and friendly staff team. Lots of great leaflets, maps and information available which we’ve used throughout our trip to Shetland.
    Lovely range of gifts available as well.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • LizL_Hitchin
    Hertfordshire, UK30 contributions
    If you only do one trip while visiting Shetland make it this one, you won't be disappointed. Humbling, spiritual, and awe inspiring, this trip is definitely one for the bucket list . The night boat only runs for a few weeks during the summer so make sure to book early. I can't find enough superlatives to describe the haunting experience of lying on the ground at midnight in the shadow of a 2000 year old Iron Age Broch watching 100s of tiny enigmatic seabirds flock back to their nests and listening to the eerie churring of their chicks hidden deep within the walls. I'll remember this experience as long as I live.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • CLE68
    Scottish Borders, UK180 contributions
    A great museum to visit whether you knit or don’t. In an old historic ‘bod’- very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Great to see the people demonstrating their skills in weaving and knitting who were very happy to answer questions.
    Beautiful items and lovely to see old traditions being kept alive. Worth a visit in Lerwick.
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • LizL_Hitchin
    Hertfordshire, UK30 contributions
    We had a couple of hours to kill on a damp day in Lerwick and decided to have a look at the stained glass in the Town Hall. I'm so glad we did. We had few expectations of a visit to the local council chambers be we are so glad we went. The windows are stunning with great concept boards explaining the history behind the amazing works of art in glass. Highly recommended.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Quintero Family
    Miami, FL4 contributions
    Lerwick is a small town with lots of scenery and beauty. We looked for something unique and found it in the the Lerwick Brewery. Its a small place but nevertheless worth the tour. Our American tour guide explained how beer is made in the farthest north brewery in the UK. We got to sample three of their beers in very generous portions. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question. Him and owner were very hospitable. An 8 minute cab ride from the port in Lerwick.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Jo B
    Northallerton, UK37 contributions
    Free visit and a great spot to see some great views. This felt like a working fort - think it still is as cadets train there. Some interesting things to see and it takes about 20 mins so a quick wander is all it takes. If you’re passing by then stop and explore.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Jane
    Lerwick, UK3 contributions
    I went to see this hidden flowers display at mareel the other day and while it was interesting and had some good artwork the display of the artwork itself looked like it was done by a child. Blue tack and neon yellow sticky tape is not what I expected from an arts venue. The rest of the building is beautiful with a great cinema, cafe and friendly staff and I would go again.
    Written August 28, 2021
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    In a Presbyterian country, this is one of the few churches serving other Christian denominations. Building started in 1863 and was completed a year later. The single tower was added in 1891. It is dedicated to St. Magnus, a 12th century earl killed because of his pacifist views in a violent, warring community. The stark Gothic exterior is softened by the beautiful stained glass, especially the rosette on top of the altar. In the center, it shows the crucified Christ surrounded by two faithful women, presumably Mary and Magdalen. Of note, each kneeling area has a beautifully cross-stitched pillow on which to kneel. What a lovely touch! This is a working Episcopalian church in the heart of Lerwick. It offers Sunday services at 10:45 am and Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm
    Written September 19, 2019
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  • Steve B
    Norman, OK1 contribution
    I visited Shetland for 2 weeks, and needed to use the library to conduct a 1-day-prior-to-flight Covid test before I returned to the U.S. Fortunately the CDC ended that requirement the day after I visited the library; I checked the CDC's Covid webpage to discover this. The Shetland librarians offered to do everything to help me get this test if I needed it. Such help given to a stranger? This is the power of libraries.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • CLE68
    Scottish Borders, UK180 contributions
    Used the inter island ferries a lot on our visit as we’ve travelled to many of the outer islands
    We found the service excellent to use with friendly, efficient staff and the ferries are easy to use.
    A vital service for islanders and as visitors we found the service excellent.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • D38lawn
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK495 contributions
    Home to the Shetland Textile Museum, which is why we went. Free car park at front and £3 to enter. Small but plenty to interest 'crafty' folk. Nice lady to answer any questions you may have.
    Written September 15, 2020
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  • Kirsty M
    9 contributions
    I visited Shetland to track some family history relating to my grandfather who was born there. I managed to squeeze in a visit to the Family History Society, even though Covid was still causing some problems, they met me and were very accommodating. I will be becoming a member to continue to research at home. Excellent service if you are tracing your ancestors!
    Written July 2, 2021
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