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Aerial view of Gulberwick Aerial view of Gulberwick It’s easy to take advantage of all the town’s facilities, as Hillside Brae is in Gulberwick, just three miles from Lerwick. However, Gulberwick is also a particularly convenient base for exploring the rest of Shetland. The road to the airport leads south from here and a road also leads over the hills towards Scalloway, giving easy access to the north and west of Shetland.

From Sumburgh Airport
You can easily reach Hillside Brae by car or bus. If you’re driving, take the A970 northwards for about 21 miles until you see the Moor Park Golf Driving Range—a timber-clad building on the right. Immediately beyond it, turn right onto a single track road and follow it for about half a mile. When you see a sign pointing to Hillside Brae Self-Catering, turn left and proceed uphill to the turning area at the end of the road, where you’ll find the house on the left of the road. The journey should take around 35 minutes.

From Northlink Ferry Terminal, Lerwick
If you’re arriving by sea, turn left as you leave the ferry terminal, towards the centre of Lerwick. Follow signs for Sumburgh, bearing right at each of the three roundabouts you encounter. The road rises sharply as it leaves Lerwick; once you’ve climbed the steepest part of the hill, you’ll see a sign for Gulberwick. Turn left here and follow the single-track road for about three quarters of a mile, passing the Gulberwick Community Hall on the right. At the first junction after the Hall, you’ll see a sign pointing to Hillside Brae Self-Catering; turn right here and drive uphill to the turning point, where the house is to the left. This journey should take less than ten minutes.

If you’re travelling by bus from either Lerwick or Sumburgh Airport, it’s best to get off at the southern Gulberwick junction and walk from there. The number 6 goes from Sumburgh airport to Lerwick—here is a link to the bus timetable.

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