Lerwick - Shetland

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Lerwick, the main town and capital of Shetland. It is Britain's most northerly town. Situated on a natural harbour, the town is always buzzing with cruise ships, fishing vessels and yachts from around the world.

Victoria Pier

Where to stay

Ortolan House

I stayed at the Ortolan House which used to be the Old Sheriff's House & is one of the oldest properties in Lerwick enjoying fine original Georgian internal features. Perfectly located, just a minutes walk into town and with beautiful harbour views from the bedrooms.

Picturesque Lane

Law Lane is one of the most instagramable lane in Lerwick - great for photo opportunities leading towards the shops.


Where to


Commercial Street in Lerwick, known locally as β€˜Da Street’ (the street), is the heart of shopping and retail in Shetland. Situated in the centre, the street is home to a range of shops and businesses, from banks, building societies and solicitors, to clothing, books, gifts and homeware stores - not to mention a whole host of yummy cafΓ©s and coffee shops


The window display might initially lure you in the shop but inside its full of knitwear designed and made in the studio behind the shop.


Island Larder is the home of Shetland fudge company. Perfect stop for a snack - I would recommend to order the Puffin poo icecream.

The Dowry is a light and airy cafe bar with Scandinavian influences in the decor and fantastic views out over the harbour area, this is a lovely place to go for coffee, lunch or just a relaxing drink.

Where to eat

The Dowry

Other shops include the Mirrie Dancer chocolatier

Explore more of the pretty lanes - I loved this red door which completed my red jacket perfectly.

These old buildings backing to the water are known as the Lodberries and one of them may be familiar as the home or Detective Jimmy Perez from the BBC crime drama Shetland.

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