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Jarlshof Ruins & Scenic Mainland Drive

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Starting from £59.83 GBP / Adult
Set off on a leisurely journey that rambles across the Shetland countryside to provide unique glimpses at local life and ancient history. Drive past fields dotted with Shetland Sheep grazing peacefully and stop for a close encounter with some delightfully inquisitive Shetland Ponies, once a vital part of crofting life and forever adorable with their diminutive size, shaggy coats and flowing manes. Your journey leads to the Jarlshof Ruins, the remains of homes dating back to the Bronze Age that were uncovered during a raging storm at the end of the 19th century. Enter underground passages, known as “souterrains” that may have been used as cold stores centuries ago, and witness the last vestiges of a once-great broch, an ancient drystone tower, half of which has crumbled into the sea over the ages. Explore this rolling landscape of ruins that paint a remarkable picture of the Iron Age.
  • Journey through the Shetland countryside, passing the distinctive brown and black Shetland Sheep.
  • Explore Jarlshof Ruins, homes from the Bronze Age unearthed by a fierce storm at the end of the 19th century.
  • Visit the Hoswick Visitor Centre for a glimpse at Shetland history and a rare collection of antique radio equipment.
What To BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
  • Local currency
  • Raincoat/umbrella
What To WearShow
  • Non-slip walking or hiking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Warm, layered clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk over uneven and unstable rocky and grass surfaces.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Pregnant women and guests with heart or respiratory conditions should consult with their personal physician before selecting this tour.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • This tour may be cancelled or limited due to weather conditions.
Location Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
Tour Code WK03 WK03
Duration4.00 Hours 4.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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