Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Sumburgh

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  • We were lucky to visit Jarlshof out of season so it was really quiet. Our kids soon discovered it is excellent for a game of hide & seek. The viewing platform in the old tower offers lovely views...  more »
  • We visited in January so the visitor centre was shut, but you can buy tickets at the hotel beside the site. They didn't have any guide books, which was a shame, but she did give us a photocopy of the....  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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