Shetland Islands Travel Guide

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Shetland Islands Travel Guide

Shetland Islands Local History

Since the 8th or 9th Century the Shetland Islands has belonged to the Vikings and later to Norway. In 1472 the islands became Scottish property. To this day you will see the blend between these two nationalities on the islands.

Shetland Islands Attractions

Shetland Islands Parks & Gardens

Hermaness- Unst. At this bird sanctuary you'll have the chance to view the very rare blackbrowed albatross.

Shetland Islands Restaurants and Bars

Shetland Islands Restaurants

Islesburgh Community Centre Café - King Harald Street, Lerwick. Enjoy the cheapest food in town at this cafe. Their mango burger is apparently really great!

Nornova - Muness, Unst. Not only do they sell knitwear, but their apple pie is to die for.

Shetland Islands Bars & Clubs

Thule Bar - Esplanade, Lewrick. Try this place for a drink and a friendly atmosphere.

Osla's Café - Mounthooly Street, Lewrick. This beer garden also serves pancakes, but only operates until the early evening.

The Lounge - 4 Mounthooly Street, Lewrick. This spot offers live music on Saturday afternoons and on some Wednesday nights. It is also said to be one the most lively of the hangouts.

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Shetland Landscapes
This site is concerned with the geology and landscapes of the Shetland Isles. The huge amount of information is extremely well-presented with some stunning imagery.

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