Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement



Walter Scott created the name Jarlshof in 1821 in the historical novel The Pirate.

Managed by Historic Scotland, the site is open to the public from April to September. In 2011, the United Kingdom was seeking to have the three areas of Broch de Mousa, Old Scatness, and Jarlshof inscribed on the World Heritage List through a project called The Crucible of Iron Age Shetland.

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Sumburgh, Shetland,

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