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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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  • The castle has an interesting history. It takes less than 30 minutes to explore which makes it an ideal add on to the excellent Scalloway Museum next door.  more »
  • I walk the 5 mins up to the castle as I had some spare time before we left the island the castle is in good condition given its age, well worth a look.  more »
  • Included in the (modest) entry fee for the museum, and has a short set of information boards on the ground floor so you know what you're looking at and it's history. Amazingly windy location! There is...  more »
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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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