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Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS)

Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN

This extraordinarily important site spanning 3000 years is a complex of ancient settlements within a very small area.

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Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber.

Broch of Mousa (HS)

Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP

The finest broch in Scotland it has survived for two thousand years virtually intact.

Clickimin Broch (HS)

Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron-Age date.

Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)

Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron-Age date, with some features resembling a broch.

St Ninian's Isle

Shetland, ZE2

During excavations here in the 1950's of a medieval church and pre-Christian settlement, an amazing hoard of Pictish silver...

Catpund Steatite Quarries

Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

Steatite or soapstone is soft and easy to carve into bowls. From prehistoric times onwards vessels of various sizes or...

1 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (HS) Virkie, Mainland, Shetland, ZE3 9JN 4 stars
2 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK
3 Broch of Mousa (HS) Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP
4 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK
5 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK
6 St Ninian's Isle Shetland, ZE2
7 Catpund Steatite Quarries Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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