Almara B&B

Upper Urafirth, Hillswick, Shetland ZE2 9RH
Contact Name: Marcia Williamson
Tel: +44 (0)1806 503261

Internet Access - Yes No Smoking No Pets Tea/Coffee Facilities - Yes Hairdryer Available - Yes
Sleeps 6
Rated on TripAdvisor

Almara provides comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts, free wifi, and a warm welcome to this peaceful rural setting. Many beautiful and amazing sites are nearby - perfect for observing wildlife, superb walks, or you can enjoy the famed geology, rare plants and outstanding scenery of Hillswick, Eshaness and Ronas Hill


Establishment Overview

Almara B&B is a friendly home offering generous hospitality, a warm welcome and personal service, with the added assurance that Almara is maintained to a very high standard. Hillswick’s community shop, hotel, health centre and church are all conveniently situated less than two miles from Almara, and Braewick Café in Eshaness is about three miles.

Delicious hearty breakfasts are served from 06.30hrs to 08.30hrs in an attractive wood panelled dining room, with panoramic views across Urafirth towards Hillswick village and Hillswick Ness.

All bedrooms have very comfortable beds, a well-stocked tea-tray, a hairdryer and complimentary WiFi. Also if you're travelling light and need to do laundry, you'll be pleased to learn a coin operated washing machine and a tumble drier is available at Almara.

Accommodation available :

One Double Bedroom - en-suite.

One Twin Bedroom - en-suite.

Two Single Bedrooms - have shared use of a large bathroom.

B&B Tariff: £40 per person per night.

This beautiful rural location is in the north mainland parish of Northmavine, just 30 miles from Lerwick, so it’s ideal for exploring Eshaness or Hillswick Ness with Ronas Hill, North Roe and Ollaberry a short drive away. Half an hour’s drive from Almara will bring you to the inter-island ferries that will take you north to the islands of Yell, Unst and Fetlar, or east to Skerries, Whalsay or Bressay making day trips to the islands very easy and enjoyable. Up-to-date helpful advice with good local knowledge on what to see and do is thoughtfully offered, as is a weather forecast to ensure you are aware of and can take into consideration any possible weather related problems when making plans.

If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, surrounded by world-class scenery, rare plants and abundant wildlife, then you’ll enjoy every minute of your holiday at Almara.


Room Rates start at: £40 per person per night


From Sumburgh Airport or from Lerwick.

Follow the A 970 road NORTH towards Hillswick. You will see a sign welcoming you to Urafirth, Keep driving -Almara B&B is approximately 0.5 miles further on. Turn right when you see the sign for UPPER URAFIRTH. If using a Sat Nav please key in ZE2 9RH.

Public Transport Directions

From Viking Bus Station in Lerwick take the No 21 - Hillswick Bus. Almara is 1.5 miles before Hillswick so ask the bus driver to please let you off at the UPPER URAFIRTH road end. Almara B&B is a few hundred yards walk up the road on the right.

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