The result of millions of years of punishment by the North Atlantic Ocean, these amazing rock formations are testament to the colossal power that the ocean holds.
Learn more at: Claiming some of the highest sea cliffs in Britain, Noss, just 10 minutes from Lerwick, is home to tens of thousands of Gannets, Guillemotts, Kittiwakes and Puffins.
It was in the 17th century that the fishing settlement on the west side of the natural harbour of Bressay Sound came to be known as Lerwick.
Early residents lived in wooden huts and this settlement was burned to the ground in the 17th century by purists from Scalloway who objected to the immorality of the fishermen and sailors settled in the sheltered harbour.
Graded 4 star by the Scottish Tourist Board, it's facilities provide plenty of safe, fun activites for the kids and a relaxing environment for the parents.
Located around 160 kilometers off the north coast of the mainland of Scotland, Lerwick is both the capital and main port of the ruggedly beautiful Shetland Islands.
The world famous reserve provides a wonderful vantage point from which to watch more than 250,000 seabirds and provides spectacular views out towards the Muckle Flugga Lighthouse and northwards towards where the North Atlantic Ocean battles against the North Sea.
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.
Take a stroll around the island and see and hear for yourself why Scottish National Heritage call it the Seabird Skyscraper!
Learn more at: Sit and enjoy a picnic on one of the finest examples of a tombolo beach in Europe!
At 500m long and almost 100m wide, St Ninian's, just 20 minutes south of Lerwick, has probably enough space for 5000 people but rarely sees more than a handful.