The Shetland Islands are the most northerly islands in Great Britain, lying 100 miles from the nearest point on the Scottish Mainland.
Of the 100 islands, only 15 of these are inhabited. Fort Charlotte Self Catering is situated in the heart of Lerwick's Town Centre, the accommodation is centrally located for all our visitors to explore and enjoy the islands.
Our apartments are located right in the heart of Lerwick, in fact our garden wall is actually one of the walls of Fort Charlotte, which is under the care of Historic Scotland. Both apartments look straight onto our main shopping street, Commercial Street.
If you wish, there are many places to eat in Lerwick which are within easy walking distance of the apartment.
There are several places to park your car nearby for free. Just ask and we will be more than happy to show you.
Our tourist office is run by Visit Scotland who have a great team of helpful staff waiting to offer advice and information for our visitors all year round.
Northlink Ferries operate a daily overnight service to and from Shetland, with options to join in Orkney also. The ferry takes between 12 and 14 hours to/from Aberdeen, depending on sailing schedules.
For further information on ferry services visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk
When arriving by Northlink Ferries, exit the ferry and turn left at the main road A970. Continue straight through the 2 roundabouts, follow the signs for Fort Charlotte. The apartment is located next to Fort Charlotte, opposite The Fort Chip Shop. Entrance is at the back side of the building, past Fort Charlotte Guest House's front door.
Loganair operates several daily departures from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Kirkwall.
For further information on flights visit Loganair's website.
If you arrive at Sumburgh Airport in the south of Shetland, follow the main A970 road to Lerwick. At the second roundabout (at Tesco's supermarket) go straight though onto the A969. Follow this road, turning down to the left at the small roundabout and continue downhill. Continue along the sea front. Follow the signs for Fort Charlotte. The apartment is located on the top floor of the building next to Fort Charlotte, opposite The Fort Chip Shop. Entrance is at the back side of the building, past Fort Charlotte Guest House's front door.