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Scalloway Castle, Scalloway
(4.1/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The castle is just across the road to the museum. Although largely a ruin, the castle is well worth a mooch round before going to the museum. 
  • This little half-ruined castle is always open, for free entry. To enter you must ask for the key to the door at the nearby Scalloway hotel (they will give you the key to room 306!), at the entrance are then available as flashlights in the castle there is lighting. The external appearance is very charming and the Interior is completely bare. are still visitable two floors plus the basement. Cute.
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  • nice little museum, friendly staff. interesting exhibits on the Viking and iron age scalloway. interesting section on the 2nd world war. 
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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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