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Things to do in Unst

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
English Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“you will see plenty of Great Skuas or bonxies, gannets and puffins at the right time of year as well as a host of other resident birds.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“- a real gem perfect for a rainy afternoon Haroldswick. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Unst is the ultimate Shetland destination - the absolute end of every Great North Road in Britain, it has the northernmost of everything. It is also one of the most spectacular, varied and interesting islands in Europe. Packed into an area just 12 miles long by five miles wide are stupendous cliffs, jagged sea stacks, low, rocky shores, sheltered inlets, golden beaches, heathery hills, freshwater lochs, peat bogs, fertile farmland - and even a unique, sub-arctic, stony desert which blossoms with unique flowers!”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Transit Station
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“Absolutely magnificent rolls and bread made daily Monday to Friday, with lots of other daily delicious treats - the mince pies available from October-December are the absolute best!”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“The second most northerly beach in the UK. Continue on to Skaw (the most northerly) for a swim off the sands there!”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Another good beach, some standing stones, a sheltered inlet behind the impressive cliffs of the Blue Mull (the ones you can see from Lingarth). A churchyard that contains a ´Trowie Knowe´. (A pre-christan religious site, said to be the home of Trows, or the Shetland version of the little people.) The devil´s cloven footprint, and a grave on which the grass is said to never grow. Move on before twilight.”
  • 1 local recommends