Cunningsburgh, (Old Norse: Konungsborg = King's Broch), is a picturesque village on the main A970 road, approximately 9 miles south of Lerwick and approximately 20 miles from Sumburgh Airport.
The village has a primary school (with children’s play park and multi-court) 2 churches, a public hall and a football pitch. It also has a pier and a Marina (both of which can be seen from Abun-Da-Voe) which are home to a variety of work/pleasure boats.
There are many lovely coastal walks around Cunningsburgh and you will be able to see lots of birds, seals and other wildlife – often from Abun-Da-Voe itself! You may even be lucky enough to spot an otter or two. In the spring/summer months there are usually lots of lambs playing in the fields next to the property.
Abun-Da-Voe overlooks the quiet inlet of Aithsvoe, which, in summertime, is surrounded by beautiful flower meadows. To the east is a lovely shore-line walk to the old settlement of ‘Helliness’ with views of Mousa Broch and the islands of Bressay and Noss.
Between the villages of Cunningsburgh and Sandwick, you can visit the remarkable Catpund Burn which is the site of one of the biggest steatite (soapstone) quarries in Europe. It was first used in Neolithic times and is well worth a visit.
The Cunningsburgh Agricultural Show, one of the largest and most popular of its kind in Shetland, is held on the 2nd Wednesday of August each year and is well worth a visit if you are coming to Shetland at that time of year.