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Hermaness National Nature Reserve

Shetland Isles, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor


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.

Facilities

  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9EQ, Scotland

Contact

Click here to visit Hermaness National Nature Reserve's website
01595 693345

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access year round. Very exposed so don't go in bad weather.

Pricing

No entry fee. Local parking may charge.

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Hermaness National Nature Reserve

Shetland Isles


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