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short visit to Lerwick

Staying on Hoy (Orkney)for a two weeks holiday,

is it worth visiting Lerwick for a day or two.

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1. Re: short visit to Lerwick

It doesn't sound like an easy quick trip to make. As I recall, Hoy doesn't have an airfield, so you'd have to get the ferry to Mainland (Orkney), then cross to the other side of Kirkwall for the airport, fly to Sumburgh, then bus or hire-car the 25 miles to Lerwick.

Alternatively the ferry from Orkney to Lerwick itself runs overnight - you'll need to check the timetable as it only runs one way each night.

That said, in my view a day or two in Lerwick may not have enough to offer to make it worth the long trip (though others will I'm sure disagree). In that time I don't think you'd get much beyond things you could already get from Orkney and Kirkwall and Stromness. Shetland is well worth a longer stay.


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2. Re: short visit to Lerwick

Thanks a lot for your answer Martin.

We will visit Lerwick some other time, as you explaned one has to stay on the Shetlands for a longer periode, maybe next year.

Thanks again.


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