"Mousa" Mousa Broch Tip by BOB_B

Mousa Broch, Shetland: 4 reviews and 5 photos


This is one of the highlights of Shetland. Mousa is a tiny island (about a mile long and 3/4 long). The main draw is its iron age broch. First things first: phone to check the ferry is running - we did every day and some days the water was too choppy so it wasn't. There are only two sailings most days in the summer and it would be a shame to miss it.

Be careful when climbing the broch (I banged my head!). Once you've seen it head towards the pools to the north of the island to see the seals and birds. Take a packed lunch as the island is only inhabited by mainly by sheep (who have no plans to open a cafè :) And watch where you tread...

Just walking round the island, admiring the broch and wildlife was great. Don't forget waterproofs and I would also advise plenty of camera battery (mine went so had to borrow my mate's camera).

Don't miss it.

Address: Sandwick - easily signposted off of the main road
Directions: Follow the main road from Lerwick to the airport. You shouldn't go wrong. Allow plenty of time as there is an interesting display in the waiting room.
Phone: 01856 841815
Website: http://www.mousaboattrips.co.uk

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2007
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