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Muness Castle

Shetland Isles, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Castles and Palaces icon Castles and Palaces

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Muness Castle's website
0131 668 8600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission


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Shetland Isles, The Highlands, Scotland

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