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Welcome to

Belmont House

The House and Gardens

61ยบ North, Elegance and Luxury in the UK’s Northernmost Stately Home. Winner of more than 8 Prestigious Architectural Awards and a Category ‘A’ Listed Building (Scotland) Grade 1 (England). Described as ‘One of the best preserved neo-classical Georgian Houses in Scotland’ and ‘The most northerly Country House in Britain’ makes this a stay to remember.

Built in 1775, Belmont House overlooks the Bluemull Sound on Unst with very rare three-quarter views from the Drawing Room south towards Linga Island and Yell, west towards the Loch of Belmont and north towards the Loch of Snarravoe . Viking heritage is but a whisker away. Immaculately restored, this elegant house is set into a designed landscape with walled formal gardens which are included in the Inventory of Historic Gardens. Belmont House is a building of National historic and architectural significance and importance.

Relax in the stunning gardens or simply unwind with a book in the Drawing Room. Find out about rates and availability below.

May 2024
Belmont House Unst Accommodation hotel bed and breakfast

House Information & Restoration

Learn more about the house itself, its surroundings and the restoration of Belmont House.

Read about its history and so much more by clicking the button below.

We have also sourced some of the best Organised Trips and outings to make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxing. Click the Events tab above.

When to Visit

Summer with our endless light at 60 degrees North is spectacular for flora and fauna. Some of which can only be found on the Shetland Islands. Stunning views and sandy beaches can be found on both sides of the island of Unst. Take in the sights of Puffins, Otters, Seals, Orca, Basking Sharks, Shetland Ponies and the multitude of birds migrating here for the summer months.

Winter time is the best for snuggling up together with a hot drink and makes for a truly romantic getaway. After the Simmer Dim has gone, leaving long dark nights, the Aurora Borealis can be seen with the eye performing their stunning displays of reds, greens, blues, yellows and purples. Hear them “crack” or “fizz”. Unst is truly a ‘Dark & Wild Sky’ treasure.

Belmont House Unst Shetland by Simon J Forbes @simontheforbes
Simon Foster and Martin: Mirrie Dancers at Westing Beach behind Belmont
Robbie Brookes Belmont House Unst Shetland Islands
Robbie Brookes at Skidbladnir, Haroldswick, Unst

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