Fort Charlotte, Lerwick, Shetland Islands
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    Fort Charlotte Information

    Fort Charlotte is an artillery fort in central Lerwick on the Shetland Islands.

    With bastions on each corner, this five-sided fort is the third structure on the same site; the first built between 1652-3, the second put up under Charles II’s orders in 1665 to hold off an advancing Dutch fleet and the third was erected in 1781 after the second incarnation was burnt down.

    The fort is named after the wife of George III. Since the 18th century, Fort Charlotte has been used as a garrison during the Napoleonic Wars, a naval base, a town jail, a courthouse and a coastguard station.

    Today the fort is managed by Historic Scotland and is base for the territorial army in Scotland. Climb up to the battlements and get a fantastic view of Lerwick Harbour and Bressay Sound.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain on Tuesday through Thursday, with high temperatures rising to 12°C on Wednesday.

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     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Windy throughout the day and rain starting in the evening.
     
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    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Sep 27th
     Foggy until afternoon.
     
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    Friday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Saturday, Sep 29th
     Windy throughout the day and foggy in the morning.
     
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    Sunday, Sep 30th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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