Sumburgh Lighthouse

by Helen Smith -

The Sumburgh Head Visitors Centre sits at the southernmost tip of the Shetland mainland, and after a £5.4 million renovation, it re-opened to the public last year. It’s proven so popular they’ve decided to extend their season and open this month, a month earlier than last year. It’s the perfect place to watch puffins and learn about the life of a lighthouse keeper. My favourite part is the Marine Life Centre but the views from the decks will take your breath away. #shoppingtip - the gift shop stocks some exquisite hand crafted products, exclusive to Sumburgh Head, so be sure to take a look around. A season ticket costs just £6 for an adult, £4 concession and £2 for a child; which is great value and means you can return as many times as you want.

You can also stay at the lighthouse. There’s sumptious self-catering accommodation available, but as it’s a popular destination you need to plan ahead to book a place. It’s oh-so-worth-it though!

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