Stroll in the lively port town.

Lerwick Walking Tour with Fort Charlotte

Enjoy a tour of Lerwick’s scenic town center and learn about its enthralling history and local life.

Included in your voyage
  • Learn about the history and people of Lerwick, the only town in the Shetland Islands.
  • Visit the buildings in the old town, see the Old Tolbooth from 1770 and visit Lerwick Town Hall (subject to availability).
  • See the lodberries (houses, stores, and piers with thick sea-battered walls) that line the shores.
  • Visit impressive Fort Charlotte, built in 1652 and shaped like a pentagon.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Lerwick’s lodberries

Enjoy a walking tour of Lerwick’s historic town center, featuring sandstone buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The remote Shetland capital has a colorful and fascinating history. Learn about its past as you visit the Old Tolbooth, the lodberries, the town hall, and Fort Charlotte. Stop in at the local shops on one of Scotland’s most charming high streets.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: 1 hour and 30 minutes of walking with some steep streets and stairs

  • Wheelchair accessible: No