The Lerwick Town Walk

The Lodberries and also home to Jimmy Perez in the Shetland Drama Series

We leave from Victoria Pier in the heart of Lerwick, opposite the Market Cross.  A leisurely stroll takes in the award winning, recently restored Tolbooth, now headquarters of Lerwick`s lifeboat station. Walk past our unique Lodberries once used by the town merchants for the landing & storage of goods.  Climbing uphill, view a traditional method of recycling in Shetland where an upturned former ferry is now the roof of a garage.  Then on past various churches to the steep, narrow, intricate web of lanes to our Town Hall, built in 1882.  Where, on the first floor, you will find our history depicted in pictorial narrative through stained glass windows.  Pass our theatre before entering Fort Charlotte, named after Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, which provides panoramic vistas across the harbour to the island of Bressay. 

Spend an interesting hour perusing our state of the art Shetland Museum and Archives.  Located at the waterfront, the purpose-built facility was opened in June 2007 by Queen Sonja of Norway and the Duke and Duchess of Rothsay (Prince Charles & Camilla).  The Museum has 3,000 artefacts on display, reconstructed buildings and a three-storey boat hall.  It also includes an area for the building and repair of boats and many more delights to enjoy. 

After your excursion, you may wish to explore Lerwick`s variety of small independent shops, looking out for local crafts and knitwear.