Muness Castle

Muness Castle, Unst: Address, Muness Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Muness Castle
4.5
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK441 contributions
Covid castle curse, blast!
Sep 2020
Couldn't get passed the big padlock on the door, Covid curse. So walked around the outside and admired the stonework.
Written 16 September 2020
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Erik_and_Cheryl
Philadelphia, PA123 contributions
Nice Castle Site
Sep 2019
We visited here on September 1, 2019. The castle was easy to find with Google maps and it is sign posted to assist. The interior of the castle is well preserved although it is quite dark. There is a box outdie holding free use torches (aka flashlights). The torches however were out of batteries so we would advise naking sure you bring one along per person. There are a few infomational displays about to give some of the castles history. A nice place to explore.
Written 2 December 2019
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Alex R
5 contributions
Interesting castle.
Sep 2019
A windy day for a visit but worth while, I think there could have been a bit more information provided.
Written 25 September 2019
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Jedisking
Brecon, UK108 contributions
Thiughtful
Sep 2019 • Couples
There is a lot left of Muness castle to look at. It’s so well looked after by Scottish heritage.
It’s free to go in. There’s a very interesting explanation board at the front with a box housing a large torch for visitors to use. The torch is really needed as it’s pitch black inside . Al around us very well maintained. This is true of everywhere we have visited on Shetland.
Written 19 September 2019
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James Rock
Berkhamsted, UK16 contributions
Well kept castle worth exploring
Aug 2019 • Family
We stayed a short walk from Muness Castle and visited 5 or 6 times with kids to play hide and seek. The castle is very well kept, and other than Scalloway castle, it's the only other castle in the whole of Shetland. Unlike Scalloway castle, there's no visitors centre at Muness, although we still prefer Muness to Scalloway. Torches are provided to explore the darker lower ground areas. Well worth a visit!
Written 21 August 2019
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John B
Colne, UK329 contributions
Free ruined castle
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you're touring the Shetland Isles and particularly the northern isle of Unst then down in the south east you are likely to find, without trying, the ruined Muness Castle - Britains most northerly castle. Two ruined storeys high it's worth a quick visit although hardly making a special trip. Suposedly the key is available locally but it was open when we went so no need. Good views all around. Information board - and free.
Written 2 August 2019
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cejone
67 contributions
Much better than I'd been led to believe
May 2019 • Solo
This is the same period as Scalloway Castle but on a smaller scale. It is well worth the drive to find it. A previous reviewer had mentioned scaffolding, but that has been removed. Another reviewer had mentioned the need for a torch, but these are now available. Don't be put off. Judge for yourself.
Written 6 July 2019
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15phillipd
Reading, UK91 contributions
Well worth a visit if you’re here.
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a walk around the castle, which is surprisingly intact. Torches provided to help you look around, and a useful information board, but mind your head, some of the doorways are really low and are made of local stone, You have been warned!
Written 5 July 2019
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Liz W
Norfolk, UK10 contributions
Dreche Day but mystical place
Jun 2019 • Family
This dark forbidding place clearly shows the builders intent to defend and impose in the area. Although torches are provided outside, your phone light will suffice. The ground floor has little light and low doors so beware! You can’ feel the spirits and history- stand still and listen quietly tothe the wind buffeting the fortress.
Written 22 June 2019
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Jo B
18 contributions
Take a torch 👍great to explire
Jun 2019 • Friends
Much better than expected. Lots to explore and interesting history. It’s still a ruin but many rooms still standing. Definitely worth a visit
Written 13 June 2019
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