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Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

Historic settlement that provides insight into life in the late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish era, Norse era and the Middle Ages

Plan your visit to Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

Getting there

Region – Shetland
Postcode: ZE3 9JN

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Facilities & access

Bus Parking Car Parking Display on History Shop Visitor Centre


Almost all of the site is accessible with a little care and patience.

There are cobbled paths on the site but the grass verges can be used in dry weather.

The path to the broch and wheelhouse area is too narrow for wheelchairs but access is possible for more mobile visitors. Seating is available within the grounds.

The interpretation centre houses a hands-on display of local materials traditionally used on site including stone and slate.

A sound loop is available at cash till area.

Arrangements have been made for visitors to Jarlshof to have access to toilets in the nearby Sumburgh Hotel

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
1 April - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
1st October - 31st March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to dusk (will vary day on day) tickets available from the Sumburgh Hotel

Admission Prices

Summer Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Last ticket sold 30 min before closing time.

Some of the smaller monuments may close for a short period over lunch. Please telephone to check.

At weekends there may be sites closed at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. While every effort will be taken to keep this information as current as possible, it might not appear on the website. Please telephone to check.

During winter opening hours tickets are only available from The Sumburgh Hotel (Sumburgh, ZE3 9JN). The site will be open until dusk which will vary day on day.


Tel 01950 460 112 / during winter hours 01667 460 232 (Fort George)

Events at Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

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27 April 2015

Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

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