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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte Review

This artillery fort was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the invading Dutch. They seized it in 1673 and razed the fort to the ground. They were soon chased out of Shetland and the fort was rebuilt in 1781.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Market St., Lerwick, ZE1 0JN
  • Phone: 01856/841815
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Lerwick
Updated: 10-09-2013

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