Shetland Holiday Parks
Holiday Homes - Caravans, Lodges & Camping in Shetland
The Shetland Islands are an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland lying between the UK, the Faroe Islands and Norway 400 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The islands are one of the few places in the UK where you can escape every day life. Voted as one of the best destinations in Euope by Lonely Planet in 2019, Shetland is a place of extreme natural beauty, tranquility and where you can book into a lodge park or pitch your tent, relax and unwind.
Shetland may be the most northerly part of the UK but its weather can be surprisingly dry and warm, especially in the long summers with the near-constant daylight known as the simmer dim. This is one of the busiest times for the Shetland holiday parks where tourists from around the UK and Europe come to explore these idylic islands. During the winter, you can watch the stars under the clear skies and from November until February, there is a good chance of catching one of nature's most spectacular light shows - the amazing Northern Lights.
Shetland is actually a hundred or so islands which were a range of ancient hills standing on the continental shelf. When the glaciers melted after the last ice age 10,000 years ago, the sea levels rose so what you see today are the tops of these hills! This fascinating geology means that the Shetland Islands are home to Britain's highest cliffs, hundreds of sea caves, wide-open sandy beaches, sheltered sea lochs or 'voes', and even salt marshes and sand dunes! Whether you’re camping, renting a static caravan or motorhome, holiday parks across the Shetland Islands give you the freedom and flexibility to explore these wonders at your own pace.
Jarlshof Norse Settlement
The Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland are one of the most important and inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland.
Jarlsholf is located at Sumburgh Head near the southern tip of Mainland Shetland. This fascinating site is a series of ancient settlements dating back more than 4,000 years. You will be amazed to find such a range of archaeological treasures in one place, including late Neolithic houses, a Bronze Age village, an Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, a Norse longhouse, a medieval farmstead and a 16th century laird’s house
St. Ninians Isle Beach
St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle. It is easily accessible from Bigton, the nearest township. The beach itself is picturesque, often featured in promotional material and photographs of Shetland. The beach is in a rural farming region, with an archaeological site located on St. Ninians Isle.