Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Sumburgh

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  • It's open but not manned. Why can't HES do the same for a lot of their other sites ? Easily the best thing about the place is the progression through the ages of the site. Probably one of THE places.....  more »
  • I enquired about this at the Tourist Office in Lerwick. After a long bus journey I discovered it was 'closed' or so it seemed to suggest. Someone was asking £6.00 but apart from the gate there was no....  more »
  • A very well preserved site of Neolithic history, detailing living arrangements from 4000 years ago. Admission price includes an audio guided tour, which was very helpful in explaining what you could see. It is located next to the Sumburgh Hotel, who, helpfully, make their facilities available to Jarlshof visitors. They also do nice snacks and meals from 12.00. It is a very interesting site, and offers many photographic opportunities.
  • Fascinating place, audio guide is excellent. Would be 5 stars were it not for the unsmiling, gruff man at reception! Not a good meet and greet experience, especially for all the tourists coming every day.

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