Yell, the gateway to the Northern Isles, is the second largest island in Shetland. Its long and varied coastline and stretches of uninhabited moorland have much to offer wildlife enthusiasts, hill walkers and those who simply want a measure of peace and quiet.
enlarge From Toft, on the north mainland, it takes only fifteen minutes by car ferry to reach Ulsta at the southwest corner of Yell. About 1,000 people live on the island and you will find a lifestyle which uniquely blends tradition with a full range of up-to-date facilities. Yell also serves as a good base to explore Fetlar and Unst.
The island itself boasts its own community museum in the Old Haa, Burravoe at the south end of the island. As well as items of local interest the Haa houses the photographic collection of the late Bobby Tulloch an internationally renowned naturalist who was born and lived in Yell.
Yell is dotted with sites of archaeological and historical interest including Windhouse, said to be Shetland's most haunted building. For those just wishing to relax and "chill out" the island also has two of Shetland's most beautiful beaches at Breckon and West Sandwick.
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