Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

Sumburgh, ZE3 9JN
Tel: 01595 694688

Internet Access - Yes No Smoking No Pets
STA Member Member of Shetland Tourism Association -
Sleeps 5

The Lightkeeper's cottage has been fully and faithfully restored, incorporating many original features. Sitting at the southernmost tip of Shetland, the property provides amazing sea views. Underfloor heating, an Aga Range and power shower adds a touch of luxury.

  • Sumburgh Head LighthouseSumburgh Head Lighthouse
  • Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor CentreSumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre
  • Living areaLiving area
  • Dining and kitchen areaDining and kitchen area
  • Double bedroomDouble bedroom
  • BedroomBedroom
  • BathroomBathroom
  • Explore the history of Sumburgh HeadExplore the history of Sumburgh Head
  • Climb the Lighthouse towerClimb the Lighthouse tower
  • Sumburgh Head is an RSPB nature reserveSumburgh Head is an RSPB nature reserve
  • Sumburgh Head is great for seabirds and marine lifeSumburgh Head is great for seabirds and marine life


Establishment Overview

The Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage at Sumburgh Head is part of the complex of Lighthouse Buildings at the southernmost tip of Mainland Shetland. Restored in 2014, Sumburgh Head was the first Stephenson Lighthouse built in the isles, and has been in continuous use since it’s construction in 1921. Now automated, the Lighthouse Tower remains under control of the Northern Lighthouse Board, and Shetland Amenity Trust manage the other buildings as luxury self-catering accommodation, and a popular, world class visitor attraction.

Visitors can explore the history of Sumburgh Head, including stories of the people who lived and worked there, the importance of the location during the Second World War and the fascinating archaeology and geology. The Marine Life Centre explores the underwater creatures which make the seas around Sumburgh their home, and also gives a wonderful insight into the lives of the many species of seabird nesting on the cliffs, including the ever popular puffins. The Visitor Centre is open between April and September each year –

The self-catering accommodation includes a double room, twin bunk and a single room over two floors. The spacious kitchen diner is equipped with crockery, utensils and all appliances, with hand-built units and a lovely cosy atmosphere supplied by the Aga cooker. A separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble drier.

The well-appointed lounge room boasts comfortable sofas, television and ipod docking station for your entertainment. Wifi is available throughout the property.


Lighthouse Rates start at: £553-£749 (minimum 3 night charge) per week


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