The main town in Shetland, Lerwick is a standalone gem. This seafaring settlement has grown slowly but surely and is now a bustling port for trade, business and visitors to the isles.
It may come with a proud maritime heritage but it certainly hasn't all been plain sailing for Lerwick. The town has been burnt down twice in its history! Today, it offers visitors an intriguing insight into the ancient Norse roots of the islands, as well as friendly accommodation and the perfect starting point for exploring the rest of Shetland.