Lerwick Tourism, United Kingdom

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(For the aircraft, see Saro Lerwick.) Lerwick (/ˈlɜːrwɪk/) is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, located more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Lerwick is about 210 miles (340 km) north-northeast of Aberdeen, 230 miles (370 km) west of Bergen in Norway and 230 miles (370 km) south east of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. Lerwick, Shetland's only burgh, had a population of about 7,500 residents in 2010 and is the most northerly and most easterly town in Scotland (there are other large settlements more northerly in Shetland, most notably the village of Brae). One of the UK's coastal weather stations is located at Lerwick.


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Facts and Stats for Lerwick*

  • Lerwick: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lerwick for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lerwick.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Lerwick - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 85.94 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 89.87 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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