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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

Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

Jarlshof provides an insight into the way of life of the inhabitants at particularly interesting periods – the late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish era, Norse era and the Middle Ages.

It includes oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking long houses, medieval farmstead and 16th century laird’s house.

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Highlights

  • The site’s complexity – over 4,000 years of human settlement on one site.
  • The Iron-Age broch and adjacent houses – remarkable survivals, despite the best efforts of the sea to wash them away.
  • The Norse longhouse – tangible evidence that the Vikings weren’t all about looting and pillaging.
  • The rich collection of artefacts – many of which are displayed in the visitor centre.

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Shetland
Postcode: ZE3 9JN

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
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

Events at Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement

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23 August 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Man at Arms Tour: Medieval Archery

Craignethan Castle

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Edinburgh's Military Hospital

Edinburgh Castle

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Men at Arms Tour - Siege!

St Andrews Castle

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Enemy at the Gate

Urquhart Castle

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