Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Sumburgh

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  • We arrived just after the site had closed, so we couldn't have audio guides, but we have studied quite a lot of ancient domestic history and the boards were really informative too. If you visit Shetla...  more »
  • Near lies this beautiful site discovered thanks to a storm that brings to light some buildings. very nice resort to visit. audioguide included but in English.
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  • Much of this site was originally underground, and has been excavated to expose a large number of ancient stone structures. Some of it apparently dates back thousands of years, but a lot is Norse, rang...  more »
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  • 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
  • Its having a long history it was founded in 3000-2500 BC by old Scottish tribes during the Iron Age in the First Century AD the village was populated by Picts also a old Scottish tribe they could do whatever they want because the Shetland Islands where completely isolated from the Roman Empire, in the Early Middle Ages the Shetland Islands and Northern Scotland where conquered by the Vikings and they build here many buildings in the 9th Century, in the 12th Century the area was Scottish again and the Shetland Islands where domain of a family clan until in 1471 the Scottish King James III traded with hem for a castle, the village was populated until the 16th Century.
  • 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.