Home to our three cottages, Hamnavoe, Burra is a tranquil fishing village with stunning views out to sea and across to the now uninhabited small islands. Many of these island populations moved to Burra and Scalloway around the turn of the century with the developing fishing industry and the shelter they offered.
Within the village, we have a well stocked shop, a community hall that regularly does suppernights, quiz nights and other entertainments.
You can also visit the lovely sandy beaches at Meal and Minn. Meal is very accessible and within easy walking distance from the village but there is also plenty of parking if you want to take the car. The beauty of Meal beach has made it one of the most popular beaches in Shetland but you will most often find no one there. Minn is slightly further away towards Bridge End to the south of the island but gives you a great opportunity to walk across a tombola to the adjoining island. Along the Hurds in Hamnavoe, you can visit the Lighthouse, Smugglers Cave and the swimming Loch. The East Isle of Burra is home to the wonderful Burra Bears and the nearby Aussie Outpost where you can find wallabies, pigs and emus. Departing from the pier, Shetland Sea Adventures offers trips to Foula, the islands and sea fishing and can be booked at the local shop. There is plenty for you to do and see and the sun always shines in Burra
There are further adventures to be had in nearby Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland. Visit the castle dating back from the 1500s, the museum, the knitwear shop, butcher shop, an excellent fishmonger and local cafes, restaurants and bars.
There is easy access to Lerwick & Scalloway.
Photos Captured & Courtesy of Shetland by Drone