There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.
Visit Site
  • History Ireland

    Jarlshof Bronze Age settlement, Scotland The preservation of ancient monuments is at issue in many places around the world. They keep alive basic culture, which is at the roots of our being.

  • Melinda Allen

    Jarlshof, Scotland, Bronze Age settlement. When we go back, I'm going to make sure we visit this magical place! It's way up North of Scotland, in the Shetland Islands, but that's just a short 1 hour plane ride away from Aberdeen!

  • Heather Flatt

    Jarlshof, Shetland Islands, Scotland - Archaeological site represents over 4,000 years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around 2500-2000 BC; Iron Age round houses date from between 200 BC & AD 800; a Viking settlement from the 9th-14th centuries stands towards the eastern side of the site; & finally the castle (the Laird's House) stands in the centre of the site & was converted from a medieval farmhouse to a fortified residence in the 1500s.

  • Samantha Compston

    Jarlshof Bronze Age settlement, Shetland Mainland, Scotland #travel

Related Pins

The setting for To Bewitch a Highlander...Isles of Mull, the fossil rocks.

On the path to King's Cave, Isle of Arran, Scotland. Misty and mysterious, by almonkey

Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain: archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over 4,000 years of continual human habitation. Earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around 2500-2000 BC; Iron Age round houses date between 200 BC - AD 800; a Viking settlement from the 9th to 14th centuries stands towards the eastern side of the site; & the castle, the Laird’s House, stands in the centre of the site & was converted from a medieval farmhouse to a fortified residence in the 1500s.

Jarlshof Bronze Age settlement, Scotland

The Best Travel Photos | Exploring the Beauty of the World

The day I stand on a bridge like this in Scotland is the day I know I've died and gone into a novel.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles".[1] It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD.

Prehistoric Archaeological Site in Shetland Scotland - Most Beautiful Pictures...looks oddly like a gulf course! You'd never find your ball tho. So interesting!