Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Sumburgh

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement is located in Sumburgh. Plan your visit to Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sumburgh itinerary maker.
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  • What an amazing place. So many levels of history in one place. We took the audio guide which really helped us to find our way around and understand the place. It was quite strange going into some of t...  read more »
  • If you want to walk back into prehistory, and see it at different stages of development, then this is the place to visit. Well thought out, and laid out to take you on your time travel through Shetlan...  read more »
  • This site, dating from 2500BC and displaying the different settlements since, has been restored superbly and gives a great insight into the history of settlement on Shetland. Ur guide was very knowled...  read more »
  • A walk back in time through several era's I loved all the ruins but visited for the Viking settlement worth the money and great place to show the kids how people managed 1000's of years ago
  • Great location on the seashore. Superb collection of archaeological structures from neolithic to medieval hall. Very evocative, especially the dramatic and well preserved wheel houses. Needs a good hour to explore properly then over to Sumburgh hotel for bite of lunch.
  • If you stay at the hotel next door, it is worth a visit. It closes early but the fence is not high. Please take care of the site.
  • A small archaeological site of interest to those keen on history. It won't take long to look around but with the unpredictable weather in these parts you don't often have long anyway! The hotel alongside the site is a nice place to go for lunch afterwards. I visited whilst on a cruise but came here independently in a hire car. It's easy to get to as the roads aren't busy and there aren't very many of them anyway.
  • Just a few holes in the ground with a few stones scattered around a site beside the sea. Skara Brae in Orkney is much better.
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