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Scalloway Castle

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Castlehaven Castle Street, Scalloway, Scotland
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Fun stop.

The castle looked closed but we were able to get in. We had the place to ourselves. Great view... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca S
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Hamburg, New York
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Not a lot there, but steeped in history

When you come out of the museum, the Castle is just a few steps away. Seeing the sign that said you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surveyor47
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Southern England
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Castlehaven Castle Street, Scalloway, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The castle looked closed but we were able to get in. We had the place to ourselves. Great view and well set up. The sprile staircase was a bit scary but worth the view.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come out of the museum, the Castle is just a few steps away. Seeing the sign that said you could get the key from the museum if locked made me smile. There is not a lot inside, but please take the time to...More

Thank Surveyor47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked at the castle as part of our tour. It was wet and windy so we probably didn't appreciate it as we should have.

Thank chigago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the castle ruins, we stopped to see the Shetland ponies at Carol's Ponies. Such beautiful animals and did you know, ponies can carry twice their weight while horses can only carry half their weight? These sturdy little creatures have distinct personalities...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its free to wander around the castle, not much info on boards around the place but you can see this early 17th century castle, with metre thick walls and gives you an idea how it would have looked at it's peak.

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not a huge area in which to explore, it is very interesting to read the history and loads of fun to be able to roam and be grateful that the tyrannical Earl Patrick Stewart no longer lives there!

Thank rubygodden
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Patrick Stewart's rule over Orkney and Shetland although brief was tyrannical. It resulted, however, in two splendid buildings: the Earl's Place in Kirkwall, Orkney and Scalloway Castle on Shetland. There is enough left at Scalloway to clearly sense Black Pattie's vaulting ambition although the top...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

One of the most impressive of all sights in the Shetland Islands. It is a ruin, but enough is preserved to make it interesting.

Thank StefanHaeger
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Opposite the museum , well worth a visit - Home of Patrick Stewart Earl Of Orkney & Shetlands , accusations of forced labour in the construction of the castle in 1599 contributed to the execution of the said Earl in 1615. One of only two...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see on the main island of Shetland. The history may be dark but the small castle is a great place to get a feel of the drafty place this must have been on the coast.

Thank fizzy1991
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