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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

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Getting there

Region – Shetland
Postcode: ZE3 9JN

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Facilities & access

Bus Parking Car Parking Display on History Shop Visitor Centre Accessible by Public Transport


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
25 March - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
1st October - 24 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to dusk (will vary day on day) tickets available from the Sumburgh Hotel

Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

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

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.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore


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

Events at Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Scottish Ten

Duff House

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