If you want to step back in time to a place of heritage, scenery, fresh air and outdoor pursuits then a holiday in Shetland is exactly what you need. For a start it is wonderfully unspoilt, and whether you’re biking, crag hopping, sea kayaking or exploring the coastline on foot, the sense of adventure is ever-present. In terms of history, Shetland is extremely rich - Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement is not to be missed and the remnants of everyone from the Vikings to the secret agents of WW2 are all around. And it’s a superb base for island-hopping - take a trip to Unst, Foula, Fair Isle or Fetlar and you will witness a natural environment like no other. Click to view all our holiday cottages in Scotland.
Wildlife is certainly one of the main attractions of any holiday in the Scottish Isles and Shetland is no exception - seals, dolphins, otters and even killer whales make regular appearances, as do sea birds like gannets and puffins. And devoted epicureans will be in heaven, feasting on fresh mussels, organic meats and locally produced cheeses and ales. Whether you’re a romantic looking for beach walks and starry skies, an artist hoping for inspiration, an outdoor sports enthusiast with energy to burn or simply someone who wants to escape, a holiday in Shetland will be a truly magical experience.