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Lerwick meaning Bay of Clay is a large town within the council and lieutenancy area of Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. It lies on the northern banks of mainland Scotland, east of Shetland mainland and experiences an Oceanic climate. 

The area's earliest known human history goes back over 3,000 years ago based on the evidences found at the Broch of Clickimin. The town today however, was founded by a rather much modern settlement dating back the 17th century. Lerwick currently serves as the capital and prime seaport of Shetland Islands. It is highly popular for its leisure facilities, fishing and ferry port industry and historical destinations.

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Clickimin Broch or the Broch of Clickimin sits within the town of Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is a large coastal broch protected and managed by the Historic Scotland. The site features interesting ancient walled enclosere, blockhouse, sculptured footprints and picturesque views. It also serves as a gateway to the Clickimin Leisure Centre.

Forth Charlotte has history dating back 1665. Its foundation was commissioned by Charles II to serve as a base for his men during the second Anglo-Dutch Wars. The fortress was neglected after the war until 1781 when a new fort was made over what is left of it. Fort Charlotte today serves as the training based for the Territorial Army. It is open for public to visit and features a number of magnificent looking buildings, replicas of 18th century 18 pounder cannons and many other items related to the site's history.

Shetland Crofthouse Museum can be found at Boddam, Dunrossness, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is a perfect example of a 19th century Shetland thatched house. The house's highlights include its warm peat fire, gardens, collection of artworks, paths leading to a restored watermill and furniture made from the island. 

Shetland Museum and Archives is situated at Lower Hillhead, Shetland, Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom. It was opened to public on June 29, 1966. The museum is Shetland's largest museum and features large number of displays that tell almost everything about the life and history of the island. 

Shetland Textile Museum sits at Weisdale Mill, Weisdale, Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom. The museum tells about the history and development of the industry of textile within the island via its large number of its interactive displays. Visitors will also be able to see and learn how the process of making fabric works. 

Town Centre is extremely beautiful and does not compare to anything you have ever seen before. Here, the modernism combines perfectly with the traditionalism. There are numerous sandstone buildings dating form the 18th century as well as luxurious yachts and commercial centres.