Attractions & Activities

Red-necked Phalarope. Zoom imageRed-necked Phalarope. Fetlar has a great range of activities and attractions, especially outdoors.

Buildings of interest include Brough Lodge, Leagarth House and Smithfield as well as the Roundhouse.

There is excellent fishing for brown trout in local lochs. An unusual geology including the Funzie conglomerate makes it an important part of the Shetland Geopark.

Then of course there is the wonderful wildlife including the very rare Red-necked Phalarope.

If visiting during the summer, do visit the Fetlar cafe for some wonderful homebakes.

Read more about each attraction by selecting from the list below. 

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Fetlar Interpretive CentreThe Fetlar Interpretive Centre is at the Beach of Houbie and is quite central to the island. It is a community museum awarded a Visit-Scotland four star tourist attraction.

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Brough LodgeBrough Lodge was built in 1820 for the Nicolson family. Its eccentric mid 19th century folly built high on the site of an Iron Age broch makes it immediately noticeable.

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FishingThe waters around Fetlar offer fine sea fishing, with ling, tusk, coalie, pollack, haddock, herring, mackerel and cod all available. The lochs of Fetlar also offer some excellent trout fishing.

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GeologyFetlar has a fascinating geology, including rare relicts of oceanic crust called ophiolites and a unique conglometare in the area around Funzie.

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Fetlar's WildlifeWithout doubt the most popular thing about Fetlar is it's rich and abundant wildlife, especially birds, but also its resident otter population and the chance to sea Orcas off the Coast

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Tresta BeachFetlar's main beach, at Tresta, is one of only four in Shetland to receive a Seaside Award each year since 2008, something the community is very proud of.

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Fetlar cafe at gord open food fetlar meals drinks snacks

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