- Blydest Self Catering
Blydest is a centrally situated, cosy, clean, well decorated second floor flat with all mod cons as well as wifi and a secure shed for bicycles etc. Shopping, eating out, cinema, 5-star museum and Shetland Family History Society all within walking distance, as is Shetland’s famous Up-Helly-Aa fire festival and the various music festivals that are held throughout the year. Unrestricted car parking. This is an ideal base for exploring all that Shetland has to offer, from wildlife and scenery to historical sites.
- Lounge/dining area
There are two good sized bedrooms and an open-plan living area, where you can relax, eat in, or if you prefer - dine out at one of the many local restaurants and cafés in town. Perhaps you'd like to hear traditional fiddle music at a local venue, take a walk, go shopping or just sit by the harbour and watch the world go by? You can do all this and more, because everything is easily accessible and right on your doorstep.
If you fly to Shetland, you can be at Blydest by car, taxi or bus, in under an hour. If you travel by sea to Lerwick - the apartment is less than 5-minutes drive from the quayside.
There are numerous visitor attractions within walking distance of Blydest, and if you'd like to explore, using Lerwick as your base, most destinations can be reached within an hour by car. For example, why not have a day-trip north and discover the dramatic cliffs of Eshaness? Or make your way down south and discover archaeological remains dating back over 4000 years. Don't forget to say hello to the Puffins at Sumburgh Head! Travel to the west and enjoy a walk and otter spotting. On your return, to Lerwick, explore Scalloway Castle, or book a boat trip and go fishing for a couple of hours. Don't worry, there really are enough hours in the day! Shetland experiences, from mid-May to mid-July, a phenomena called 'simmer dim', whereby the sun only dips below the northern horizon for a few hours. During the summer we can experience up to 19 hours of daylight. A game of midnight golf anyone?!
Shetland has an excellent road network and very little traffic. Even in high season - driving or cycling is an absolute pleasure. If you don't have your own transport, buses and guided tours allow you the luxury of viewing awesome scenery and abundant wildlife as you are chauffeured, in style, across our stunning islands.
Whether you're here to enjoy one of our many festivals, visiting relatives, on business, or returning, as many of our guests do, year after year - we guarantee a home away from home and a genuine Shetland welcome. You are sure to have an unforgettable time in Shetland and we will be very blyde (glad) to see you.