Best things to do in Unst
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“- a real gem perfect for a rainy afternoon Haroldswick. ”
“you will see plenty of Great Skuas or bonxies, gannets and puffins at the right time of year as well as a host of other resident birds.”
“Unst is the ultimate Shetland destination - the absolute end of every Great North Road in Britain, it has the northernmost of everything. It is also one of the most spectacular, varied and interesting islands in Europe. Packed into an area just 12 miles long by five miles wide are stupendous cliffs, jagged sea stacks, low, rocky shores, sheltered inlets, golden beaches, heathery hills, freshwater lochs, peat bogs, fertile farmland - and even a unique, sub-arctic, stony desert which blossoms with unique flowers!”
“Absolutely magnificent rolls and bread made daily Monday to Friday, with lots of other daily delicious treats - the mince pies available from October-December are the absolute best!”
“The second most northerly beach in the UK. Continue on to Skaw (the most northerly) for a swim off the sands there!”
“Another good beach, some standing stones, a sheltered inlet behind the impressive cliffs of the Blue Mull (the ones you can see from Lingarth). A churchyard that contains a ´Trowie Knowe´. (A pre-christan religious site, said to be the home of Trows, or the Shetland version of the little people.) The devil´s cloven footprint, and a grave on which the grass is said to never grow. Move on before twilight.”