Mousa - the broch and RSPB reserve

The island of Mousa - off the east coast of Shetland's mainland is famed for its spectacular iron age broch - the most complete and best preserved of all such structures. The whole experience of taking the boat over and exploring the island - an RSPB reserve - on foot is a magical one; one of Shetland's finest excursions.


Grazing land, some boggy areas, narrow steps and restricted access to the broch itself.

Public Transport

Ferry to Mousa from Sandsayre on Shetland mainland; Sandwick Central is the nearest bus stop.


Jetty on the island of Mousa. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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