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Shetland Lighthouse Holidays

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Lighthouse lodgings for making the most of the rugged Shetland scenery.

A holiday in Shetland is a truly special experience. The beautiful scenery, an unrivalled coastline and some of the most impressive and accessible wildlife you are ever likely to encounter can only be surpassed by viewing it all from your very own lighthouse.

In addition to the wonderfully rich cultural heritage of the islands and the friendliest 'natives' you are likely to meet, Shetland's pristine beaches, countryside and stunning clear seas are home to a wealth of seabirds, mammals and other wildlife.

Shetland Lighthouse Holidays offer visitors the rare opportunity to stay in one of the three historical and spectacularly situated lighthouses.

Bressay Lighthouse is off the east coast of mainland Shetland and has the perfect combination of isolation while still having all amenities right on the doorstep. Eshaness Lighthouse is an hours drive from Shetland's capital town Lerwick and is set on the North West coast. It is perched on top of the most dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery in the UK. Sumburgh Lighthouse is the oldest and is set on the southernmost point of mainland Shetland, it has recently undergone improvements and is now available for hire. Esheness Lighthouse also can accommodate guests.

The cottages sleep up to 5-6 people and are not in the lighthouse towers themselves but are alongside them and enjoy the stunning locations.

Visit during the Up Helly Aa fire festival in January to join locals in celebrating the Viking heritage of the islands. Check with Shetland Tourism for other festivals and events throughout the year.

Prices start from £201 in low season for up to 3 nights. One week in high season goes up to £826.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Shetland