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Lerwick Guide


Beautifully located on the island of Mainland Shetland Islands, Lerwick overlooks the Bressay Sound and is the most northerly town in Great Britain. There is so much to see and do in Lerwick town whether you enjoy history, geography, hiking or even photography, as there are some great scenic locations to take great photo's. Highly recommended is car hire in Lerwick for the duration of your stay here. Prebook cheap car hire in Lerwick here today with us and we'll find you the cheapest deals across the market.

Explore Lerwick

Fort Charlotte is the highlight of the town. Built in 1665, the fortress has large bastions which project from the corners of the five walls, which seem enormous when looking up at them. There are also some stunning views to be had from the gunports.

Be sure to visit the historical village of Clickimin Broch, which exhibits fantastic examples of Iron and Bronze Age architecture. A fine example is the Bod of Gremista, which is the only evidence of an 18th century fishing counter. Lodberries is an ancient merchants house with a private pier which is a must see if you have the time, as well as the Shetland Museum which tells a story of past island life.

The Shetland Islands exert a powerful magic on their visitors, as there aren't many places in Britain with such natural and unspoilt views. When in Shetland, you can never be further from the coast than three 3 miles. Filled with heather moorlands, flowing streams and lochs, tropical-looking beaches, towering cliffs, and beautiful dramatic skies.


Air travel offers a fast and efficient method of transportation allowing the maximum time to enjoy the Shetland Islands. In addition to the UK network, Aberdeen International Airport has connections with many other destinations including Amsterdam, Bergen, Brussels, Esbjerg and Stavanger. Charter flights can be arranged to the Shetlands, and there are regular and reliable ferry services to Lerwick.

It is always best to hire a car for your time on the island, as you get the freedom to drive around to all of it's wonderful sites. Arrange to collect the car from Aberdeen Airport if you are flying into the island. Suppliers at the airport include Avis, Hertz, National, Europcar and Enterprise. We offer a far greater selection of car types than what you will be offered at the airport. and at cheaper prices.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).