- Shetland Isles
- Ages 9+
- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Hermaness National Nature Reserve
Hermaness is home to the third largest colony of flying pirates in the world: the bonxies or great skuas.
During summer some 25,000 pairs of puffins breed in burrows on the cliff edges while on the moor live rare and elegant red-throated divers.
A summer warden is based at the shore station. He/she carries out research work and may be available to answer visitors' questions. A flat at the shore station has been converted by SNH into a visitor centre, by Muckle Flugga Lighthouse.
We've not recommended it for young children because it's isolated and the weather is very changeable here, with storms or high winds sweeping in very swiftly. They advise you to always take waterproofs, regardless of the weather.
Daylight access year round. Very exposed so don't go in bad weather.
No entry fee. Local parking may charge.
Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9EQ, Scotland
WebsiteClick here to visit Hermaness National Nature Reserve's website.
Hermaness National Nature Reserve has not told us about their parking.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Hermaness National Nature Reserve has not told us about their dining options.
No, Hermaness National Nature Reserve is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Hermaness National Nature Reserve have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Hermaness National Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.