Shetland has a lot to offer those that visit Shetland, we welcome thousands upon thousands of holidaymakers and tourists every year - not forgetting those who make their living in key industries such as oil & gas and they are always blown away by how much there is to see and do as they visit. From our guesthouse in Brae, the accessibility to the north is a dream - however, it away from Brae and beyond, there is a world still to see on our remote islands.
Exploring Shetland & Beyond
On the flipside of Shetland, a road trip to the South of Shetland's Sumburgh Head means you could see the famous Puffins who call Shetland their home from April to August. They are a huge attraction to Shetland & the lighthouse in Sumburgh itself. If you do miss the Puffins on your visit, the lighthouse is an attraction itself - with a shop and cafe open seasonally.
From our Guest House, you also have great access to the West of Shetland - "West is Best" springs to mind with unbelievable sunsets, the Burn of Lunklett (within a stones throw from the famous & original Cake Fridge) and out to the likes of Walls & Skeld. Of course, in the West is also Shetland's ancient capital of Scalloway, which features a well-kept and grand Castle that was built for Patrick Stewart, the earl of Orkney & Shetland. Notorious for his oppression of the people of Shetland, he was executed 16 years after construction began on his castle in Edinburgh in 1615. Scalloway is also the home to a number of bars and a small museum.
The capital of Lerwick is a 10-minute drive for here, Lerwick the hub of shopping with our famous Da Street that boasts a wide array of shops that show-off local products, as well as the Shetland museum, a number of bars and restaurants. It also kicks off the Up Helly Aa season on the last Tuesday of January which is a must-see if you can come and brave Shetland's nippy January weather.