A group of keen Shetland sea swimmers have pulled on their wetsuits to explore what is believed to be the largest cave in Britain.Read More
The Aald Harbour Bed & Breakfast is centrally located in the heart of Lerwick Town Centre, a stone throw away from the local small boat harbour and close to all amenities.
It is only a few minutes away from the local tourist office and bus station. Approx. 10 minutes walk from the Leisure Centre, museum and cinema/music venue, 1 mile from the Northlink Ferry Terminal and approx 30 miles from the main Airport to Shetland. We are ideally situated to tour Shetland.
Shetland! And why you should visit our Isles
Shetland lies at the most northerly tip of the British Isles on the 60° North line of latitude where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Shetland has some 900 miles of coastline, so where better to come to see the best of Britain's nature.
Do you want to see otters, seals, porpoises or even killer whales. Do you want to get up close to puffins, gannets, guillemots, or the many other seabird colonies which thrive in Shetland? Or perhaps you want to see the famous Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights” as we call them.
Or maybe you just want to experience something special, magical and unique... the peace and quiet, the dynamic landscape fashioned by geology, the dramatic sea-cliffs contrasting with tranquil voes and beautiful sandy beaches. And of course there is our world famous fiddle music, the annual Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival, and many other festivals and exhibitions throughout the year celebrating Shetland's unique heritage and culture.
FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN BRITAIN'S MOST NORTHERLY ISLES COME TO SHETLAND AND STAY IN THE AALD HARBOUR B&B.
Flybe franchise partner, Loganair, operates daily direct flights from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness which can connect with national & international schedules.
See www.flybe.com Telephone: +44 (0)871 700 2000
Northlink operates an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen to Lerwick, Shetland daily. Journeys take 12 hours (or 14 hours when calling at Orkney en route). Pod’s or recliner seats are available as well as various types of cabins.
See www.nothlinkferries.co.uk Telephone: +44 (0)845 6000 449
GETTING AROUND SHETLAND
You'll want to travel around to see the wide variety of scenery, attractions and activities that Shetland has to offer. The roads in Shetland are excellent and there are regular inter-island ferries to the isles of Yell, Unst, Whalsay and Fetlar.
For all your hire car needs:
Bolts Car Hire - www.boltscarhire.co.uk
Star Rent a Car - www.starrentacar.co.uk
For Bus/Ferry Timetables:
Shetland Islands Council Information & Timetables - www.shetland.gov.uk/transport/default.asp
Inter-Island Ferry Timetable - www.shetland.gov.uk/ferries/timetable.asp
Northern Lights at Girlsta Loch, taken by the talented Ivan HawickRead More