Lerwick, Shetland

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Lerwick is the perfect starting point for exploring Shetland. Head north for a weekend break or holiday in Lerwick and explore this pretty harbour town. Wander around the quirky lanes made famous by Jimmy Perez in the BBC Shetland TV series, step back in time at the Iron Age broch of Clickimin, spot seabirds and seals on a wildlife boat tour around Bressay or enjoy traditional Shetland music.

Map of Lerwick

Explore Lerwick


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How to Travel to and around Lerwick

Getting to Lerwick


Start your adventure with a safe and comfortable overnight crossing from Aberdeen or Kirkwall with Northlink Ferries arriving in the heart of Lerwick itself. 

Travel to Lerwick by ferry


Getting around Lerwick


Lerwick is quite a small town, so getting from A to B is very  simple and you can walk everywhere.

Check out the Lerwick Explorer walk


Bus and coach


A tip from your local expert

VisitScotland Information Centre

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

The Shetland Museum & Archives is an amazing place to begin a Shetland adventure. Starting with our geological formation, you then weave your way through 6,000 years of civilisation, from our earliest settlers to our modern-day industries.


Assistant iCentre Manager, Lerwick

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