Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Fort Charlotte

  • Market St. Map It
  • Lerwick
  • Military Site

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Market St., Lerwick, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0JN, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30

Published 10/27/2015


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