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Tel code: 01595 | code search
Postcode: ZE2 | code search
Population: 690
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Brae is a town on the Mainland island of Shetland in the Northern Isles of Scotland situated on a neck of land separating Sullom Voe from Busta Voe 22 miles north of Lerwick. During the 1800ís Brae developed as a crofting township, a road was built through the village and a weekly steamer service was in operation by 1894. By 1975 Shetland became the centre of the North Sea Oil boom and the vast Oil Terminal at Sullom Voe brought about the rapid expansion and development to Brae. Surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque scenery this rural settlement is a tranquil tourist destination ideal for nature-watching, sight seeing, fishing and walking, there are hotels, a selection of shops and amenities and the North Mainland Leisure Centre. Historically interesting features include the, believed to be haunted, upmarket Busta House Hotel originally built in 1588, extended to a three story mansion in 1714 by the laird Thomas Gifford. Nearby attractions include the large shallow Loch Spiggie RSPB Reserve; boat trips to Scotlands best preserved Broch - the island of Mousa and the Shetland Museum in neighbouring Lerwick The famous spectacular Viking fire festival the Up-Helly-Aa takes place in Lerwick harbour each January with the burning of a Viking galley, a torch-lit parade and all night partying.


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Herrislea House Hotel (15.30 miles)

Herrislea House Hotel

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We will warmly welcome you at our country location, 7 miles from Lerwick, where you will be at the centre of Shetland, and the centre of our attention. Our well-maintained hotel has an impressive ... More

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The Shetland Hotel (17.26 miles)

The Shetland Hotel

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Situated in Lerwick, Shetland's main town, the Shetland Hotel provides an ideal base for all your requirements. Lerwick is Shetland's capital, and is itself a busy cosmopolitan and charismatic harbour town ... More

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Lerwick Hotel (18.06 miles)

Lerwick Hotel

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Modern & well equipped hotel 10 minutes walk from the town centre, nestling on the shore of Breiwick Bay Ideal base for both the holiday or business traveller. This attractive hotel is ... More

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Kveldsro House Hotel (18.20 miles)

Kveldsro House Hotel

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The Kveldsro House Hotel - The country home hotel in town. Perfect for the discerning business executive or the individual traveller on a short or long break Located in the centre of ... More

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Lav rockha Guest House (113.12 miles)

Lav rockha Guest House

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At Lav'rockha we offer luxurious accommodation with all facilities for your comfort at competitive rates, and are the only Guest House in Orkney to have been awarded four stars and ... More

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Albert Hotel (113.12 miles)

Albert Hotel
The Albert Hotel is a contemporary hotel located in the town centre of Kirkwall within Orkney. The hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel. Kirkwall is one of Orkney's 2 main towns and ... More | visit website
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Merkister Hotel (113.95 miles)

Merkister Hotel

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Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, the Merkister hotel stands in its own grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. ... More

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Houton Bay Lodge (120.66 miles)

Houton Bay Lodge

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8 luxurious & spacious en-suite rooms at attractive rates. Fantastic rural setting with great views of Scapa Flow & South IslesOnly 15-mins drive from Stromness & KirkwallDelicious meals using only ... More

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Seaview Hotel (136.09 miles)

Seaview Hotel

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We are a small family run hotel in the far North of Scotland with breathtaking views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles. We are only 300 yds from Orkney ... More

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Castle Arms Hotel (138.77 miles)

Castle Arms Hotel

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The Castle Arms Hotel is a former 19th Century coaching inn, situated 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. It is the earest hotel to Gills Ferry to ... More

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