Prev Next
Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland

Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland

Shetland gives you the opportunity to see, what many consider, one of the top ten tourist sites. Here you'll enjoy a captivating assortment of activities and locals who still adhere to time-honored customs of welcome and hospitality.

Find Cruises Sailing to This Port

Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland

Port of Call

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Clickimin Broch – One of Shetland’s most accessible archaeological sites and nestled in an islet within the Lock of Clickimin.
  • Town Hall – Boasting beautiful stained glass windows, each with a story of its own.
  • Fort Charlotte – Built between 1665 and 1667 for protection over Lerwick Harbor. The fort walls today provide good views across to Bressay.

Shopping for Bargains

Lerwick's main shopping area is stretched along Commercial Street in the town center. There are a variety of shops to visit, many selling local arts and crafts, and lovely cafés to stop by for a rest and bite to eat.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

The traditional Shetland diet features fish, shellfish and a particularly tasty lamb. A best-known product from the Shetland field or garden is probably the Shetland Black potato, a delicious variety that has, as the name suggests, a black skin. It?s also distinguished by purple markings in the flesh. It cooks very well, baking beautifully and making wonderfully crisp and floury roast potatoes. Carrots, cabbage, kale, leeks, beetroot and turnips are also widely grown. Milk is produced by a number of dairy farms and local butter, cream and Shetland cheeses are available. For those with a sweeter tooth, fudges, toffees and chocolates are also made in Shetland.

Local Currency

The GBP Pound (£) is the official currency of Scotland. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

Weather in Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High N/A N/A
Average Low N/A N/A
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. N/A N/A

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.


(866) 562-7625