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Hotels in Lerwick, Scotland

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Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
27 May — 28 May2
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mon 27-5
Tue 28-5
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Tips for booking hotels in Lerwick

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Lerwick. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 20 May 2024.
Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Lerwick:S$ 208/night
Cheapest price found:S$ 97/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
S$ 157 - S$ 266
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 152 - S$ 294
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Lerwick hotels

Browse through properties in Lerwick that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 59 properties in Lerwick and data was last updated on 20 May 2024.
Our users rated these hotels as some of the best places to stay in Lerwick. Be sure to read user reviews to learn why these hotels are among the highest rated.
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24 Commercial Street, Lerwick, United Kingdom
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 200
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Lerwick, Scotland

Discover affordable stays in Lerwick that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Lerwick can be found for as low as S$ 261 per night. There is currently one property in Lerwick that can be booked for this price. Shetland Hotel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Lerwick. Price data was last updated on 20 May 2024
At the moment, these hotels offer the lowest nightly rate out of those we've come across in Lerwick. Prices can differ depending on the dates selected, so use the search form to browse more options if you have flexibility.
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Holmsgarth Rd, ZE1, Lerwick, United Kingdom
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 261
Avg. per night
15 South Road, Lerwick, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 261
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Lerwick

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About Lerwick

Perched on the east coast of Shetland, Lerwick is the main town and port of this Scottish archipelago. Its name translates from Old Norse as “bay of clay”, with the settlement established in the 17th century as a herring fishing port. Several scenes from the BBC crime series “Shetland” were filmed in Lerwick.

Things to do in Lerwick

Nestled just behind the ferry terminal is Fort Charlotte, which was originally established in the 17th century. It served as a garrison during the Napoleonic Wars and later as the town jail and a coastguard station. Today, its stone-built formations are preserved by Historic Environment Scotland. A short walk away is Lerwick Town Hall with its elegant stained glass windows.

You can delve into the local history at the Shetland Museum, which occupies a purpose-built facility at Hay's Dock. Its exhibits detail the natural history of the islands and their early settlement, as well as the fascinating folklore of Shetland. Learn about the whaling, fishing and merchant shipping industries that have shaped the archipelago and admire the handcrafted knitwear on display.

History buffs can visit the Broch of Clickimin, a hollow-walled drystone structure that dates back to the Iron Age. It lies on a small promontory that juts into Clickimin Loch and was originally excavated in the 1860s. Stone lamps, bronze objects and whalebones have been discovered at the site. While exploring the ruins, keep an eye out for the causeway sculpture that is thought to be associated with kingship rituals.

Getting around Lerwick

Sumburgh Airport is around 30 minutes’ drive from Lerwick and has flights to destinations across the United Kingdom. Ferries connect from Aberdeen to Lerwick and the town is small enough to explore on foot. Buses travel around Shetland and rental cars are readily available.

Facts about staying in Lerwick

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Lerwick to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 20 May 2024.
  • What are the best hotels in Lerwick?

    Glen Orchy House is a very popular hotel in Lerwick, with a score of 8.4 from 17 reviews. Islesburgh House Hostel (9.2 from 538 reviews) and The Grand Hotel (7.3 from 389 reviews) are also highly rated Lerwick hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Scalloway Castle?

    Reviews of Scalloway Hotel recommend it as a good place to stay near Scalloway Castle, scoring 8.1/10 from 44 ratings.

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