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10 reasons to visit Shetland - Heritage

by Misa Hay -

Shetland's heritage is fascinating

Visit the five star visitor attraction and gateway to Shetland's heritage hub – Shetland Museum and Archives – over 3000 artefacts and an impressive Boat Hall. Travel to Yell, jump ship and visit the Old Haa Museum and Heritage Centre – built in 1672 and displaying the history and folklore of the island. Don't miss the quirky Cabin Museum – an Aladdin's cave of World War memorabilia. Enjoy the view from the top of the finest preserved Iron Age Broch in Scotland and discover ancient settlements dating back to the Bronze Age at Jarlshof. Read about the despicable Earl Patrick at atmospheric Scalloway Castle and pop next door to the outstanding Scalloway Museum – the stories of Shetland Bus exploits are incredible. Step back in time and visit the restored Crofthouse Museum and rest awhile in the idyllic garden where the heady perfume of Shetland roses fills the air.


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