Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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  • Fort Charlotte is an artillery fort in central Lerwick on the Shetland Islands.

    With bastions on each corner, this five-sided fort is the third structure on the same site; the first built between 1652-3, the second put up under Charles II’s orders in 1665 to hold off an advancing Dutch fleet and the third was erected in 1781 after the second incarnation was burnt down.

    The fort is named after the wife of George III. Since the 18th century, Fort Charlotte has been used as a garrison during the Napoleonic Wars, a naval base, a town jail, a courthouse and a coastguard station.

    Today the fort is managed by Historic Scotland and is base for the territorial army in Scotland. Climb up to the battlements and get a fantastic view of Lerwick Harbour and Bressay Sound. For more details see www.visitscotland.com

  • Fort Charlotte Weather Forecast

    Light rain today, with temperatures falling to 10°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
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    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Saturday, May 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Sunday, May 28th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Wednesday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Thursday, Jun 1st
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