A location at the northern end of the island of Bressay in Shetland, Beosetter lies a half-mile (0.8 km) northwest of Gunnista and 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Lerwick. To the north is a small peninsula called the Ness of Beosetter, while the Holm of Beosetter is a rocky islet lying a quarter-mile (0.5 km) offshore. The low summits of the Hill of Beosetter and the Virdal of Beosetter lie to the southwest. The Lochs of Beosetter comprise five small lochans to the southwest. There is a 'burnt mound', representing a pair of linked tumuli, at Washing Knowe which was excavated in 1930 revealing fragments of a soapstone vessel.

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