Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement

Sumburgh, Shetland, ZE3 9JN

 

Access

Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

Parking

Visitors can use the level gravel car park of the Sumburgh Hotel.

A third party, The Sumburgh Hotel, will charge a separate fee for coach parking. You are unable to remain parked on site after your allocated timeslot expires. If you arrive out-with your timeslot, entry to the site cannot be guaranteed. Please contact out ticketing team (ticketing@hes.scot) prior to booking. Please note coach park bookings are required 7 days a week.

Approach to site

The site is down a steep, 8m-long ramp and 150m along a wide grass drive, which ends in a level gravel path. 

Monument

The paths around the site are gravel, and bound stone. There are level changes and protruding archaeological remains. Some of the Iron Age buildings have narrow (50cm) and low entrances.

Access to the wheelhouse is down very uneven stone steps (no handrail).

The top of the laird’s house is reached via a modern, metal spiral staircase (with handrail).

Toilets

There are no toilets on site.

Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Sumburgh Airport
ZE3 9UK

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Jarlshof, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry at 4.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Sun and Mon, 10am to 4pm
Last entry at 3pm

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

Please note that the site will be closed on Thursday 1 December.

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