Shore Excursion Details

Visite à pied de Lerwick, et le Fort Charlotte

Lerwick, Îles Shetland, Écosse

Visite à pied de Lerwick, et le Fort Charlotte

DÉTAILS

  • 2
    h Estimate Duration

Your walk will start at Victoria Pier in the heart of Lerwick, opposite the Market Cross. A leisurely stroll takes in the award winning, recently restored Tolbooth. This is now the headquarters of Lerwick's lifeboat station. You’ll see the unique 'lodberries', once used by the town merchants for the landing and storage of goods. Climbing uphill you’ll observe a traditional method of recycling in the Shetland’s, where an upturned former ferry is now the roof of a garage. You’ll pass various churches on the way to the steep, narrow, intricate web of lanes to the Town Hall, built in 1882.


On the first floor, you’ll find the Shetland's history depicted in pictorial narrative through stained glass windows. You’ll proceed to Fort Charlotte, named after Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. The fort never saw action, but it housed a garrison throughout the Napoleonic Wars; it was later a base for the Royal Naval Reserve. It also served as the town jail and courthouse from 1837-75, and later a customs house and a coastguard station. At the end of your walking tour you may wish to stay in town to explore Lerwick's variety of small independent shops, browsing for local crafts and knitwear.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Visites de villes et panorama

Activity Level:

Titre de l'image
  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Les excursions à ce niveau d'activité impliquent une quantité considérable d'activité physique, comme marcher longtemps sur des rues pavées ou sur des surfaces irrégulières ou accidentées, monter des escaliers ou rester debout durant de longues périodes. Non recommandé aux clients ayant des limitations physiques. Il est recommandé de porter des chaussures robustes et confortables.
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