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Shetland Lighthouse Holidays

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Three different lighthouse cottages offer stunning views 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. It comprises of 2 cottages both of which sleep up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. There is wifi in this property.

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 giving it a romantic feel, although it can sleep up to 6 people. There is one double, one twin and one bunk bed room. There is NO wifi in this remote location. 

Sumburgh Lighthouse is the oldest and is set on the southernmost point of mainland Shetland, and has been totally modernised yet still retains traditional features. It sleeps up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms: one double, one bunk and one single, perfect for that family getaway! This property benefits from free wifi and luxurious underfloor heating! 

Please not the cottages 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 £207 in low season for up to 3 nights. One week in high season goes up to £868. No pets except assistance dogs. 

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Shetland