Lerwick to Scotland Ferry

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Lerwick is connected to Scotland via the port of Aberdeen. On average, there are 7 crossings per week between Lerwick and Scotland, which are operated by NorthLink. Crossings from Lerwick to Aberdeen usually take around 13 hours 30 minutes.

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About Lerwick

Lerwick Ferry Port is the main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, situated more than 100 miles off the North coast of Great Britain mainland (about 210 miles from Aberdeen). There are ferries from Lerwick both to mainland Scotland and the nearby Orkney Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry

Lerwick Ferry Port is situated in the North harbour, about a mile from the town centre. Lerwick is the capital of Shetland and it centers all its activity around its busy port, particularly during the summer. The name Lerwick comes from the Old Norse and means "Bay of Mud".

About Scotland

Scotland has a rich and vibrant culture and history which delights and interests the many visitors that travel to the area each year.

Scotland's main cities are always worth visiting. Edinburgh is the capital and the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It is also a historic city, complete with castle, ancient University and the Royal Mile.

Visit Edinburgh for cultural and historical education; visit the medieval Old Town or admire the Georgian architecture of the more modern areas of the city.

If you time your visit right you may be able to catch the world-famous Edinburgh festival, an arts and culture festival that is popular with people the world over.

Edinburgh is the city where J.K Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books, which were subsequently made into world-famous blockbuster films.

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