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Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS)

Virkie, Mainland

Wander around a site where people lived for more than 4,000 years. There are remains of Bronze Age oval houses, an Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking longhouses, a medieval farmstead and a laird's house build around 1600. This enduring site is without parallel in Scotland and helped inspire Sir Walter Scott's novel The Pirate.

After touring the visitor centre, look out towards Fair Isle and perhaps spot puffins resting nearby.

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Opening Times

April to September, 9.30am - 5.30pm. Restricted opening hours in winter. Call Skara Brae (01856 841815) for details.

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Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS)

Sumburgh
Virkie
Mainland
Shetland
ZE3 9JN
Phone: 01950 460 112
Email: customer@hes.scot
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.s...
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

Directions

At Sumburgh Head 22 miles south of Lerwick on the A970.

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