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Population: 700
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Baltasound is the main town on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Isles in Scotland; the town is situated at the head of the Balta Sound on the east coast of the isle. Surrounded by a dramatic coast-line, cliffs, rocky shores, golden sand beaches and picturesque scenery Baltasound is a peaceful resort on the remote northern outpost, it is a popular tourist destination ideal for sailing, angling, walking and nature-watching, there are hotels and holiday accommodation, shops, a leisure centre and swimming pool. Baltasound has a natural harbour with sheltered anchorage and was once a major herring port, the pier and marina are still used by fishing boats as well as pleasure crafts and Viking-inspired visitor attractions including the ‘Far Haaf’ a replica of a sixareen or six-oared Viking boat. The Unst Boat Haven has details of the distinctive wooden boats used by the Shetland fishermen during the 20th century. Other attractions include the Valhalla Brewery the most northerly brewery in Britain and the Unst Heritage Centre which has displays and exhibits of the life, archaeology and geology on the isle. Shetland ponies roam the island and in the surrounding sea live seals, porpoises and killer whales. The Hermaness National Nature Reserve is at the north end of Unst 5 miles from Baltasound and is home to over 100,000 nesting sea-birds.


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Herrislea House Hotel (42.30 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 (42.71 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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Kveldsro House Hotel (43.29 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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Lerwick Hotel (43.39 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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Lav rockha Guest House (143.91 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 (143.91 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 (144.76 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 (151.51 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 (166.82 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 (169.59 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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