Almara  -     Bed & Breakfast  Accommodation,

Upper Urafirth,  Hillswick,  Shetland Islands.

Green Tourism GOLD Award
Tourism & the Environment GOLD Award
Almara, Hillswick, Shetland
Taste of Scotland award
Taste of Scotland Award

If you're looking for tranquillity, unspoilt rugged beauty and a stress free holiday then you will enjoy every minute of your holiday being pampered at Almara bed and breakfast.

Almara B&B is a friendly home offering generous hospitality where you are assured a warm welcome and personal service with the assurance that Almara B&B is in-house inspected each year and is at a 4 Star standard. Health and safety, food hygiene and fire safety standards are given prime consideration.

This popular bed and breakfast has a choice of rooms.

All bedrooms have very comfortable beds, a well-stocked tea-tray with a kettle and tea pot, a hairdryer is in each room, plus complimentary Wi-Fi.

Accommodation available for B&B:

One Double Bedroom with en-suite facilities @ £80 per night

(Maximum occupancy 2 persons)

One Twin Bedroom with en-suite facilities @ £80 per night

(Maximum occupancy 2 persons)

One Single Bedroom with private bathroom @ £40 per night

(Maximum occupancy 1 person)

Open April to October for B&B

With a Minimum stay of 2 nights

To make a booking e-mail

Almara is a no smoking home and has a no pet policy so it is suitable for guests with allergies.

A hearty breakfast is served from 06.30hrs to 08.30 in an attractive wood panelled dining room with a panoramic view across Urafirth towards Hillswick and Hillswick Ness. Shetland's excellent local produce is used whenever possible and most appetites and tastes will enjoy choosing from the selection offered.

For your convenience there is a coin operated laundry

This peaceful location is just 30 miles from Lerwick in the north mainland parish of Northmavine, so is ideal for exploring Shetland. Eshaness and Hillswick Ness are nearby as is Ronas Hill and Fethaland. A half hour drive will take you to the inter-island ferries that will take you to the north islands of Yell, Unst and Fetlar, or east to Skerries, Whalsay or Bressay making day trips to the islands very easy.

At Almara, up to date and helpful advice with good local knowledge on what to see and do and where is offered. Walks to match your abilities best can be recommended, because the family have walked most of them over the years. A weather forecast for each day will be available to ensure you are aware of, and take into consideration any possible weather related problems.

The family have always been conscious of the need to protect the environment, particularly when living so close to such outstanding natural habitats, so they do all they can to minimise their own impact and that of their guests, by encouraging them to bring back any litter for safe disposal at Almara, ensuring only footprints are left behind whilst they enjoy Northmavine with its 120 miles of beautiful coast line and Shetland's highest landmass that has made this the most scenic district in Shetland.

From this crofting hamlet of only five houses at Upper Urafirth, Marcia Williamson extends a warm Shetland welcome to share this tranquil location as her guest.


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Walkers & Cyclists Welcome
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To arrange accommodation, please contact

Marcia Williamson

Phone or Fax (44) 01806 503 261
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