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Learn more at: Travel through time with a walk inside Jarlshof, an underground settlement dating back as far as 2,500BC and one of the most significant archaeological sites in Scotland.
Learn more at: The only complete, free standing broch in the world, Mousa Broch has no equal.
Learn more at: Mareel is the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre.
Situated in a prominent quayside area in Lerwick next to the Shetland Museum and Archives, Mareel has a live performance auditorium, two cinema screens, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, education and training spaces, a digital media production suite, broadcast facilities and a cafe bar.
Mareel provides a year round programme of film, live music and other performance events.
Learn more at: Facing north and west, out over the North Atlantic and on towards Canada are the jagged cliffs and sea stacks of Eshaness.
While there are more northerly settlements on the Shetland Isles, such as the village of Brae, Lerwick is the most easterly and most northerly town in Scotland and is home to one of the United Kingdom’s primary coastal weather stations.
The town and its surroundings have some interesting attractions, including the Lerwick Town Hall, completed in 1884; the hexagonal 17th century stone Fort Charlotte; the Shetland Museum and Archives; the Iron-Age drystone Broch of Clickimin; and the 18th century Shetland Böd of Gremista dating back to 1780.
Lerwick means 'bay of clay' and towns with similar names are found in south western Norway, as well as on the Faroe Islands, both of which are across the sea neighbours to the Shetland Islands.
The history of the area where Lerwick is situated is believed to go back for some 3,000 years, with evidence of ancient human occupation concentrated around the Broch of Clickimin.
Located 30 minutes drive south of Lerwick, these funny little birds can be found in their thousands between April and July.