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Fort Charlotte

  • Shetland Isles
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Information

A 5 sided artillery fort with bastions projecting from each corner.

The walls are high and massive. It was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but taken by them and burned in 1673. It was rebuilt in 1781.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 20:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Lerwick Centre, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE1 0LU, Scotland

Phone number

01856 841815



Click here to visit Fort Charlotte's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fort Charlotte has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Fort Charlotte has not told us about their dining options.

No, Fort Charlotte is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Fort Charlotte have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Fort Charlotte has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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