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Jarlshof Prehistoric Settlement

Sumburgh, Shetland ZE3 9JN, UK
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Jarlshof Prehistoric Settlement Sumburgh  United Kingdom

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Jarlshof Prehistoric Settlement

This remarkable prehistoric archaeological site was uncovered by chance after a severe storm in 1896. Today it's one of the most famous archaeological sites in all the British Isles.

Remains include thick walls of Bronze Age settlements, a defensive wall from the Iron Age and a Viking longhouse.

Experience the unique unspoiled scenery of Shetland on the hour-long drive from Lerwick. Along the way you'll pass Shetland ponies, black sheep and small crofting (farming) communities, all providing an insight into island life.