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St Ninian's Isle, Shetland: 3 reviews and 7 photos

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  • Isle and tombolo - Shetland
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Certainly for its unique and beautiful tombolo..........a crescent of white sand, lapped on either side by the sea, allowing access to the island in all but the highest of tides or stormiest of weather.

But also for the island itself. The tiny Celtic chapel there was excavated in the late 1950s and a hoard of 'treasure' was found...wonderfully intricate silver bowls and ornaments dating from around 800AD. You can find the excavated chapel, and perhaps find St Ninian's Well too (I didn't).

Walk the island cliffs, watch the seabirds and the sea, enjoy the views...if you are lucky you'll be entirely by yourself.

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Directions: On the south-west of mainland Shetland. You'll need a car, or be prepared for a long walk from the bus stop at Levenwick.

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  • Written Aug 20, 2011
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