This 3-hour guided stroll shows off Britain’s most northerly town. Starting off at Lerwick’s pier-filled waterfront, you’ll go on to explore stone churches, a gothic-style town hall, and a fort with 5-star views over Shetland. One of the walk’s highlights is the Lanes, where narrow streets climb up a hillside overlooking the natural harbour. Charming churches and flowering gardens are tucked away here, as well as buildings made from recycled materials – there’s even a garage with a ferry’s hull for its roof. A look around Fort Charlotte marks the half-way point of the tour. This 17th-century fort never saw action, but doubled up as a jail and custom house in Victorian times. Its snowflake-shaped walls also offer 360° views over Shetland and the North Sea. Down at historic Hay’s Dock, some 3,000 relics of Lerwick’s past are packed into the Shetland Museum. It’s the icing on the cake of a tour that explores one of Scotland’s most historical towns.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.