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Scalloway Castle, Scalloway

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Scalloway Castle is a tower house in Scalloway, on the Mainland of Shetland, off the north coast of Scotland. The tower was built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney, during his brief period as effective ruler of Shetland.
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  • Visited on a whistle stop tour of the islands before Up Helly Aa and was not disappointed with the location and the building worth a visit and has all the information you need in easy reach. Not a top...  more »
  • Don't be fooled by the fact that this is a ruin - this castle has an interesting history which you can read about inside one of the rooms. Great views from the first floor if you can stomach the steep...  more »
  • Located next to the Museum is not exceptional but a visit if you are in the area deserve. very nice outside perusal. free admission
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  • It's free to go and see this place but it is very small and there's really not much to it. Don't expect anything on the scale of Windsor Castle or even the scale of much smaller castles on other islands within the British Isles, such as Peel Castle on the Isle of Man, Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight or Castle Cornet on Guernsey. Even so, it's worth taking the time to head to Scalloway for a look if you find yourself in the Shetlands.
  • Very neat and tidy inside. Good signs describing the history. Keys at the museum.
  • A fond memory from interrail of 1988
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