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The Lighthouse of Bressay

Being an iconic image for any visitor of the Shetland isles, visiting

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Perfect for hiking
  2. Comfortable cottage with many facilities
  3. Stunning panoramic views
  1. Incredible flora and fauna
  2. Five-minute ferry ride from the main island

Lighthouse summary

The lighthouse is often seen as both the start and the finishing post for any journey to or from Shetland by sea. It is regarded as a welcome landmark for visitors and locals alike!

The lighthouse, built in the nineteenth century, allows you to get off the beaten path, and provides a tranquil and peaceful retreat with panoramic views across the coast and the sea. If you want to visit the Shetland isles, why not stay in one of its most famous landmarks?

The island of is just off the coast of mainland Shetland, allows you to enjoy the perfect combination of isolation while still having all amenities right on your doorstep. A ferry journey of only five minutes will take you to the capital town, where you can enjoy many facilities and activities!

Lighthouse description

The keeper's quarters has clean bright rooms with all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Some bedrooms have an amazing view over the sea, while others look upon the majestic lighthouse itself. 

The cottage sleeps up to six persons. Two bedrooms have a double bed, and one is a twin room. A cot for infants is available and can be placed in any room you like. Bedlinen is provided and the beds will be made up prior to your arrival. 

In a separate cottage you will find both a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The bathroom is equipped with an electric shower, wash hand basin, toilet, and central heating. Towels are also provided!  

Besides the bedrooms, there is a comfortable living room with a seating area, television and DVD player. The dining table allows you to enjoy your home cooked meals. These meals can be prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, that includes: fridge, stove/cooker/grill/oven, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, cutlery and crockery, pots and pans. Basic supplies such as tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided on arrival along with a complimentary selection of local ale and oatcakes for you to enjoy while settling in!

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Property type

Keeper's quarters

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

King size beds: 2
Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 1


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Town / city


Dining table & chairs
Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave oven

Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided


DVD player

Satellite / cable TV

Outdoor facilities


Heating / cooling

Central heating


Sea views
Panoramic views

Close to the beach
Close to the shops


Off road parking
Child friendly

Highchair availabele

Unfortunately no pets allowed.

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Lighthouse owner


Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

1 Review - The Lighthouse of Bressay

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Jon - Scotland

    04 Jan

    Wonderful holiday

    A wonderful holiday in Shetland, stayed at Bressay lighthouse, then here. The two complemented each other well. Highlights: Puffins, tombolo, Mousa Broch, Noss. Loved it!! And the friendly Shetlanders!

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