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In Lerwick, there are many options in case you're looking for a property that allows pets. Pet-friendly rentals in Lerwick cost, on average, £95 a night. You can also look for pet-friendly holiday rentals that are centrally located. In Lerwick, a few of the holiday lettings are within 2 kilometres of the city centre.
The Weather in Lerwick
- Rainy days
Here is our climate diagram for Lerwick. August is the warmest month in Lerwick, with average daily maximum temperatures of 15°. No heat wave is expected in January, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 4° low. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is May.
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Accommodation options for your holiday in Lerwick
More than a quarter of the listings (28.4%) in Lerwick are hotel rooms. They are the most typical holiday lettings on offer there. The average rental fee for hotel rooms is £116 per night, with an average area of 109 m². Moreover, if you're travelling in a group of 2, hotel rooms are the ideal property type in Lerwick, as they usually welcome 2 people. If you would like to rent something else, you can compare alternative offers, including apartment rentals, which are another popular type of accommodation in Lerwick. These properties cost £108 per night , on average, and have an average size of 62 m².
Discover wildlife and viking heritage with a Lerwick holiday cottage
The capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands, Lerwick is a colourful and welcoming place. Local heritage and traditions are very much alive, while Lerwick offers accommodation to suit all tastes and needs.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Lerwick?
Boats and mysterious brochs
The New Shetland Museum and Archives building hosts an impressive Boat Hall, charting the development of boats in Shetland. There is also a floating collection outside. Indeed, a strong connection to maritime culture can be felt all across the archipelago and these fascinating exhibits help visitors to better understand it.
Brochs are circular and hollow-walled Iron Age structures unique to Scotland. While you can visit the Broch of Clickimin in Lerwick, the best-preserved is the one of Mousa. Make sure to check the ferry schedule to the island on which the broch is located.
What are the best activities for families in Lerwick?
A world of wildlife
If you're a family that loves animals, be sure to take the boat cruise to the Isle of Noss where you will be greeted by an array of beautiful species. Hike along the sandstone cliffs that line the coast - depending on the season you'll be able to spot seals, gannets, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and otters.
Some of the most famous and cutest residents of the archipelago are the Shetland ponies. They are stubborn, strong and highly intelligent and can be spotted throughout the islands.
What are the best events and festivals in Lerwick?
Up Helly Aa
Norse influences have certainly made their mark on Shetlands life. While there are several events aiming to preserve these roots, Up Helly Aa has reached a far higher level.
Occurring on the last Tuesday of every January, it sees more than 800 men dressed as Vikings set a Viking galley on fire to mark the end of the Yule season. Expect eccentric costumes, plenty of singing and a festive atmosphere.
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