Visiting Belmont House
Belmont House is on Unst, the northernmost of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It is situated on the southern tip on Unst, a 5 minute walk from the ferry pier with frequent service to Yell and onwards to Fetlar.
You are on an island with two museums: Unst Heritage Centre and the Unst Boat Haven, ruins of a castle, renowned national nature reserves, a leisure centre and swimming pool, and shops supplying all you need. A Viking house and an iron age broch are on your doorstep, and spectacular views in every direction. For more information, see About Unst and Getting Here.
We are always delighted when people get in touch about the house, and receive regular requests for tours. We have an annual House and Garden Open Day with bookable tours, where you can explore the house and hear about its history. This is completely free of charge and advertised in the local weekly newspaper, 'The Shetland Times', and in local shops. You can also see any opening days or events on our Facebook page.
If you would like to see the house on another occasion, we charge a £25 flat fee which is refundable against a booking. Access is subject to the agreement of any guests staying in the house at the time and the availability of our manager or volunteers to show you around. If you are interested in visiting please contact us.
The walled gardens to the front of the house are open to the public at all times.
The gardens are a wonderful place for both children and adults, with stone sculptures, an Ottoman summerhouse and lots of sheltered spots to explore.
We have garden benches to sit during the summer months. The forecourt to the front of the house is for the exclusive use of guests staying in the house.