Gardiesfauld Hostel, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9DW
Gardiesfauld Hostel is on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Isles. The island has spectacular cliffs sculpted by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and secluded, sandy beaches on the east with rocky outcrops where seals and otters appear. The Gulf Stream provides a moderate climate and offers an invigorating chance to relax in a community where crime is unknown. During the summer enjoy long hours of daylight and the twilight of the ?simmer dim? while in winter the long nights provide the backdrop for a vibrant cultural life. Situated on the picturesque shore at Uyeasound, this refurbished hostel combines superb facilities with a relaxed atmosphere. There is a kitchen, dining room, lounge, conservatory, coin operated laundry, showers (coin operated) and rooms with en suite facilities. A 5 berth caravan site with hook up electricity is a busy addition as well as a large garden where you can pitch a tent.This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.
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35: 1×11, 2×6, 2×5, 1×2
April to October. Open in winter for pre-bookings. Open all day.
Adults £16, U16's £9. Camping £8, U16s £4, Hook ups £18
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Take the A970 north from Lerwick to Voe then the A968 north to Toft . Take the ferry from Toft to Ulsta in Yell. Take the A968 north to Gutcher. Take the ferry from Gutcher to Belmont. Follow the A968 north and head into Uyeasound (B9084). Follow the road to the pier and look out for the hostel sign board.
Ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland (Northlink Ferries). The bus meets the ferry and continues to Unst. Ask for Uyeasound. Flights to Lerwick (BA). From Fetlar catch 7:55am ferry from Oddsta (Bus meets ferry)
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Our Northernmost Hostel!
We’ve been writing a lot about hostels on teh Scottish Islands recently. We’ve been excited about the remote peaceful locations. The spread of sea and windswept hill. The music and culture of small, independent-minded communities. The opportunities for marine activities. The chance to spot rare wildlife: dolphins, seals, otters and birds of all feathers. The long history of invasions and settlements and tough, generous, single-minded people.
Gardiesfauld Hostel on Unst in the Shetland Isles, could give you access to the epitome of all these things. It sits on the waterfront of Uyeasound on the southern coast in green open country spotted with a few settlements. Looking out to sea, and distracted only by the occasional fishing boat, it has fabulous views. They can sleep 35 in a range of rooms from traditional dorms to family en-suites. Kitchen, dining and laundry facilities are as you’d expect from a modern recently refurbished hostel. One visitor described it as a “Lovely hostel with great facilities and a superb view, I had a fab week. excellent value !”
Unst is the Northernmost inhabited island in Britain. That alone is enough reason for me to want to explore it! The landscape varies from spectacular cliffs beloved of seabirds to secluded sandy beaches with basking seals. When you’re this far north, remember, you experience the long, long hours of daylight and the twilight of the “simmer dim” while in winter the long nights provide the backdrop for a vibrant cultural life. Did I mention Northern Lights?
Right up in Shetland, Gardiesfauld Hostel commands an amazing position on the picturesque shore at Uyeasound.
Right up in Shetland, Gardiesfauld Hostel commands an amazing position on the picturesque shore at Uyeasound. This amazing hostel has rejoined IHUK for the 2018 guide. As the UK’s most northerly hostel it is a must visit for anyone planning a trip to the Shetlands.