Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

This is the oldest and most well known lighthouse in Shetland! Welcome to this amazing landmark.

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Lighthouse summary

On top of the impressive cliffs of Sumburgh Head at the southernmost point of mainland Shetland, the lighthouse is visible for miles around. The keeper's quarters are available for rent, and have been recently restored to a very high standard, with the aim of re-creating a traditional lighthouse keeper's cottage. But now there are some added touches of luxury that weren't there before! 

The keeper's cottage is situated on an RSPB nature reserve which is a popular visitor location. The Visitor Centre on-site is open between April and September each year and purchasing a season ticket will give access to all indoor displays and facilities!

As a visitor, the experience will be unforgettable because you can access all the authentic buildings that are part of the lighthouse complex, such as the smithy, engine room, and the radar hut. Try out for yourself!

Lighthouse description

The keeper's quarters at the Sumburgh lighthouse are clean and comfortable. After complete refurbishment in 2014, the accommodation now provides luxurious facilities and amazing views. All the features, however, remained authentic! For the guests we have two parking spaces available.

The cottage sleeps a total of five guests in three bedrooms. There is one double bedroom, one twin-bunkbed room, and one room with a twin bed. Bedlinen is provided and the beds will be made up upon arrival. Additional linen is also available.

The livingroom is a comfortable and luxurious relaxing space with a seating area with television and DVD player. Combine this with the amazing views, and you might never want to leave!

The kitchen is fully equipped for you to prepare your own home cooked meals. Also, we provide basic supplies such as tea, coffee, sugar and milk, with a complimentary selection of local ale and oatcakes to enjoy while settling in.

There is also a utility room with a washing- and drying machine, and of course a well-facilitated bathroom. High chair for children is also available! 

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Lighthouse highlights

  • Comfortable self-catering cottage

  • Incredible panoramic view

  • On the main island of Shetland

  • Luxury facilities

  • Sleeps five guests

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