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The Lodberrie, home of Jimmy Perez
© Laurie Goodlad

SHETLAND TV tour: On the trail of Jimmy Perez

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January — December

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This is the tour that many people have been eagerly anticipating; a tour dedicated to the famous Shetland tv series. Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Perez, Shetland with Laurie has developed this new tour based on the hit BBC crime drama.

Shetland TV Series: North 


On this tour, we begin by exploring the streets of Lerwick where much of the filming took place, including the Lodberrie, home of Jimmy Perez, Commercial Street, the Town Hall, Police Station and the site of the famous Up Helly Aa festival, as featured in the show. From Lerwick, we will head west to Burra which hosts the fictional village of Skellwick and the locations used in both series two and five. Along the way, we pass Burland Croft, where John Henderson was murdered in series two. We then head North, via the site where Zezi was held hostage and on towards the Skellwick Hotel (Busta House Hotel) where we will have lunch in a beautiful 16th-century building. From there we head into the wilds of Shetland’s north-west corner where we will see the home of Magnus Bain and stand at the cliffs of Eshaness which was used in several series’ and saw its fair share of murder, mystery and intrigue.


Shetland TV Series: South


On this tour, we begin by exploring the streets of Lerwick where much of the filming took place, including the Lodberrie, home of Jimmy Perez, Commercial Street, the Town Hall, Police Station and the site of the famous Up Helly Aa festival, as featured in the show. From Lerwick, we will head south through the picturesque, and sweeping landscapes of Shetland’s South Mainland. Along the way, we will visit the beaches of St Ninian’s Isle, Scousburgh and Peerie Spiggie, all locations throughout the series. We will see the ruined house of Clavel where a shooting took place and then visit the southernmost point of the mainland, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, used as a hotel in series two. From there, we will have lunch at the Sumburgh Hotel, location of Willow Reeves’ hotel in series two. With a bit of luck and a clear day, the island of Fair Isle, set of series two’s drama may be visible on the southern horizon. After lunch, we make our way back to the Central Mainland to Scalloway to explore the Shetland Bus history, tapped into in series one.

Contact details

Shetland with Laurie
45 Burgh Road
Lerwick
Shetland
Scotland
ZE1 0LA
Length
1
Day
Themes
Film and TV

Tour company information

Shetland with Laurie

Tour Guide operating in Shetland, offering sightseeing tours and walking tours throughout the islands. Blog: https://www.shetlandwithlaurie.com/podcast#/ Podcast: https://www.shetlandwithlaurie.com/podcast#/

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