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Muness Castle

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Muness Castle is a z-plan, 3 storey building (though only just over 2 floors remain) with circular towers at opposing corners. The castle was built in 1598 by Laurence Bruce and was designed by Andrew Crawford, who also designed Scalloway Castle.

There's an exciting history to it to engage kids: French raiders stormed and burned the castle in 1627 and although it was subsequently repaired, the castle was uninhabited by the late 1600s and is now said by some to be haunted!

The walk from the car park to the castle is nearly four miles, so do take provisions for attacks of weather and tired little legs. You can fly kites on the way!

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Unst 4m North East from Belmont Pier, off the A968, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9UT, Scotland

Phone number

0131 668 8600



Click here to visit Muness Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Muness Castle has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Muness Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Muness Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Muness Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Muness Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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