Sumburgh Lighthouse

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By gamma @ 2007-02-18 13:56:43
No accommodation in the whole of the Shetland Islands can boast a location quite as spectacular as Sumburgh Lighthouse. Perched on a precipitous headland at the most southerly tip of the islands, the lighthouse dominates the landscape and seascape for miles around.

The building dates from 1821, the first lighthouse to be built in Shetland, and was constructed by Robert Stevenson, grandfather of the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson. It sits on the site of an ancient promontory fort and is within a few miles of the major archaeological sites at Old Scatness and Jarlshof.

The lighthouse is situated above the imposing cliffs of Sumburgh Head, an RSPB reserve which is home to over 10,000 seabirds in the summer months, including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Shags. It is also ideally suited for receiving migrant birds during the spring and autumn migration periods and is building up quite a reputation as a whale-watching site.

The building represents ideal family accommodation with one double, one twin, one bunk bedded and one single bedroom, a lounge, a bathroom, a toilet and a fully equipped kitchen including a washing machine. The property is centrally heated and car parking is available.

It is approximately 2km from the main airport and roughly the same distance to the nearest bar/restaurant at the Sumburgh Hotel. The nearest shop is 4km away at the village of Toab and there is an indoor swimming pool at Sandwick some 19km away. The main town of Lerwick is about 40km away, around 30mins drive.
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