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Town Hall

Town Hall Hillhead | Hillhead, Lerwick ZE1 0HB, Scotland
+44 1595 744511
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A rather odd place. Interesting stained glass windows in the town hall rooms. Just walk in (no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farmlabourer
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
We had heard that unusually the town hall had some exceptional stained glass windows.

So when arrived and found that entry was free of charge, we were more than delighted to find such a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dggstj
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Town Hall Hillhead | Hillhead, Lerwick ZE1 0HB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rather odd place. Interesting stained glass windows in the town hall rooms. Just walk in (no charge) and look round available rooms including the council chambers. Interpretation panels explain the windows. Worth 15 - 30 minutes to visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So when arrived and found that entry was free of charge, we were more than delighted to find such a wide historical range of very well preserved Windows. We spent a full hour looking at them. There were very informative boards with each window with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stained glass work really is beautiful and an easy-ish walk from the port. Definitely worth the time read your way around the room as there is some interesting history there! Excellent way to spend 30-45 minutes!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aural window is beautiful and we saw it with the sunlight behind it, magical! The other historical windows were very lovely. We saw the Registrar there who was so helpful and delightful. We were looking for a graveyard plot, and, although it wasn't her...More

2  Thank maggie9
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Easy 15 min. walk from dock on Esplanade Street. Beautiful stained glass windows on second floor, all with descriptive plaques. Free.

1  Thank Lesley L
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

An impressive building with beautiful stained glass - definitely worth going inside if the town hall is open.

1  Thank Ullans
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

After walking up through Fort Charlotte, the town hall was just around the corner. Nice place to visit and it has nice stained glass windows, making it look more like a church than a town hall.

1  Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Built in the Gothic Flemish style in 1883 by architect Alexander Ross of Inverness and builder John M.Aitken of Lerwick, the Town Hall is definitely one of the best attractions in Shetland. Mainly for its superb stained glass windows, among the best in whole Britain....More

1  Thank Mina P
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Whilst not in active use as a town hall any more (too small), the building is accessible to tourists and is worth a visit to admire the impressive stained glass windows. Keep heading up hill if you struggle to find it as it's one of...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just a short walk up to the town hall to see the beautiful stained glass windows. A gentleman gave us a great tour and lots of historic information. If you love architecture this is a great site to visit.

1  Thank wrtr
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Roothy123
14 May 2017|
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Response from Anita S | Property representative |
The Town Hall is currently closed to visitors as there's a lot of renovation work underway. We are hoping to reopen late August. Usually we are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
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