Bressay Lighthouse - closed for maintenance

Situated on the rocky headland at the south entrance to Lerwick Harbour, Bressay Lighthouse is an iconic image for any visitor to the isles.

Bressay Lighthouse Zoom Passing the ‘Bressa Light’ is the start and finishing post for any journey to or from Shetland by sea, and is a welcome landmark for locals and visitors alike.

The nineteenth century lighthouse provides a tranquil and peaceful retreat with open views across the sea. Perfect for a family holiday, or enjoying a getaway with friends, the opportunity to stay in one of Shetland’s most famous landmarks is not to be missed.

The beautiful island of Bressay, just off the east coast of mainland Shetland, offers the perfect combination of isolation while still having all amenities right on your doorstep. A five minute ferry journey takes you to the capital town of Lerwick with its five star museum, restaurants, bars and shopping facilities.

Take a tour inside Bressay Lighthouse Cottages with Google Streetview.

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