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Lerwick is a seaside and port town located on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland and Lerwick is Britain's most northerly town.

The Shetland Islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands and form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east.

This is the hub to the Shetland islands and also retains character with the 18th century sandstone buildings on the waterfront.

Lerwick Shetland Islands Coast Map

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Lerwick lifeboat station

Lerwick Town Hall

Clickimin Broch

Shetland Museum

Fort Charlotte