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Subcategory: Historic Sites & Monuments

Broch of Mousa (HS)

Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HP

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

Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

Stanydale, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Clickimin Broch (HS)

Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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

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