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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

Please note: the hall, stairs and viewing platform will be closed from 13/04/2015 - 10/05/2015 to allow for maintenance work to be carried out. All other areas of the site remain open.


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

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