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Best things to do in Shetland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Meal Takeaway
“Award winning locally caught fish and chips. Grab a takeaway or eat in at our local chippy. Try out some of our local seafood and homemade cakes for afterwards. My children particularly enjoy the bairn’s box and shmoo milkshakes.”
10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“- upstairs gallery café gift shop at the old Watermill Weisdale. ”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Excellent stop off for lunch, or just for a nice cuppa and scone. Busy in the summer so id recommend you book.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“The bar and restaurant serve excellent local food and is a five minute walk along the road from The View.”
4 locals recommend
Lodging
“This place has been highly recommended by many locals. It's very popular and one must book in advance.”
4 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Staggering cliffs and stormy seas. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery but keep little ones close.”
4 locals recommend
Community College
3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Bonhoga Gallery in the Weisdale mill hosts exhibitions of local and international artists. It also has a shop and cafe serving homemade treats.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Art Gallery
“Next to The Shetland Tweed Company, The Shetland Gallery exhibits a variety of local artwork from some of Shetland's most favoured artists. Well worth a visit! ”
2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
1 local recommends
Lodging
“This was recommended by some guests just recently who dined in 2019. I advise to call ahead.”
3 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A great place for children to explore. Take a picnic and sit inside or out depending on the weather. On the way back, take the road between Aith and Voe and stop along the Cake Fridge for some locally made cakes...”
1 local recommends
Lodging
1 local recommends
Museum
“The late Andy Robertson founded a small collection of medals in 1978 and the collection has had such a vast multiplication that it branched off into everything and anything. The Cabin houses a huge collection of war uniforms, weapons, supplies and pictures.”
2 locals recommend
Premise
“Post Office, Fuel and general stores. A good selections of groceries, gifts, gardening materials, etc.”
2 locals recommend