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Some interesting facts:

The name Sumburgh comes from Norse - Sunn Borg, the South Broch.

Sumburgh lighthouse is the Shetland's first lighthouse, built in 1821.

Sumburgh Head is the most northerly transmitting station for the General Lighthouse Authorities Marine Differential GPS Service. Which is a satellite based navigation system. It is the newest element of the mix of visual, audible and electronic aids to navigation provided by the three General Lighthouses Authorities of the UK and the Republic of Ireland under their Marine Navigation Plan.

It's possible to rent the lighthouse light-keeper's house located at the top of the cliffs - see www.accomodata.co.uk

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