Scalloway Castle, Scalloway

4.1
#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Mainland
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  • Well worth a visit even though the museum doesn't open while April. Obviously well cared for looking from the outside and would love to go back in season.  more »
  • Great castle, and very close to the town with only a 10-15 minute drive. Can always get the key from the local shop and can go around most areas of the castle. Worth it.  more »
  • Beautiful structure near the harbour, easy to imagine it's former glory. Visit with the museum and take your time.  more »
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  • I went in the winter months and it was still accessable but I would travel to the town by bus as it is cheap and easy. I went by taxi and it was expensive. I got the place to myself and you get to go and collect the key. It is well preserved with even floors. The signs are informative but there is not a lot of info with each room as the plagues were empty. It looked lovely in the snow.
  • Ok, I've been debating with myself about how many stars to give Scalloway Castle. Positives: it's free and it's a pretty cool experience to be able to walk around an old castle pretty much undisturbed (we had it completely to ourselves). Negatives: Not a great deal of information about the castle is provided. Yes, there are a few signs, but a bit more would have made the experience at least a 4. If you're in Scalloway, don't miss out though, and if you just love old castles it's worth a visit as well.
  • Loved the whole Shetland experience.
  • great friendly staff really helpful small.entry fee
  • Although a shell, there is sufficient left of the structure to gain an understanding of what the castle was like in former times. And obviously where it sits in the town and the way it dominates the skyline are as relevant today as the time it was built.
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