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Scalloway Castle, Scalloway

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 80+ 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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  • Upon arrival at the castle built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart who used forced labor built this four story high however now when you see it there is no roof and continue into the valley the Ting wall val...  read more »
  • This is a shell of a building with an information board. Half an hour is plenty for it. I think it would be great to have a guided tour but do not know if one is available 
  • An interesting visit t this old castle that fits into the whole Shetland story. Keys available from the Museum next door and also the Scalloway Hotel. Some information boards but primarily the interes...  read more »
  • 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.
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