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NordicBlackbird

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Shetland had a kind of love-hate relationship with the Dutch… From war to peace and prosperity, both communities are tightly entwined.
Fort Charlotte stands overlooking the Bressay Sound as a testament.
This coast fort was built in 1665 during the Second Dutch War. It was then reconstructed on the same plan in 1781-82 during the American War of Independence and named after George III’s Queen. The 18th century defences, superficially altered, with a few Victorian additions. The fort has a battery facing the Sound; the other sides, never completed, have bastions projecting from each angle.
Politics aside, it is cared by Historic Scotland and remains one of Lerwick’s attraction with a formidable panoramic view over the Sound and the Isle of Bressay.

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