We would like to welcome you to the Fort Charlotte Guest House
Fort Charlotte Guesthouse is a family run guesthouse ideally situated the heart of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. We pride ourselves on our great service, location and hospitality.
In the heart of the Lerwick town centre, our guesthouse has restaurants, bars, beaches, transport links and the award winning new museum right on our doorstep, so whether it's a long weekend, short break, annual holiday or a business trip we have the perfect base for your retreat to the Shetland Islands.
The 5 en-suite bedrooms are all beautifully furnished and have generous facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All rooms are centrally heated, have colour TV, hair-dryers, refrigerators and refreshment trays.
To help you make the best of your time in Shetland, we keep a good selection of maps, leaflets and books which may be borrowed for use on the premises and having lived here all of our lives have a wealth of local knowledge about our beautiful Shetland Islands.
Background of House
Built in 1886 just outside the ramparts of the actual Fort Charlotte, the whole block was originally called Ogilvie Building. When built the part which is now Fort Charlotte Guest House consisted of a shop at street level with internal stairs leading up to the living quarters on the 2nd to 4th floors. Many years ago two brothers decided to split the premises, one brother retained the shop and the other the house, complete with wash-house and drying green.
Today the attractive entrance to the Guest House is at the back of the building, accessed by a few steps from Charlotte Street, with the quaint wash-house (now used as a secure store for bicycles, large sporting equipment etc) and up a short flight of stairs the drying-green (now a pretty patio garden.)