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North Sea Cruise: Lerwick Part 4

The Old Scatness ruins was an unplanned stop in our one day itinerary. We saw a signage on the road... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Manila, Philippines
An archaeologist's dream

Even though much of the site is excavated this is work in progress. It is only open to the public... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

It is a great pity that this magnificent site was only open on Fridays during our recent time in Shetland. It is a wonderful complement to Jarlshof, especially as one can spend time in a wonderful reconstruction of a wheelhouse based on one of the...More

3  Thank argein
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Arrived by bus to Sumburgh so I could visit Jarlshof and Old Scatness. i had a great time walking round Jarlshof and then walked along the road to Scatness. It took me about half an hour. It was closed. Apparantly it is only open on...More

2  Thank Kamai00
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Old Scatness ruins was an unplanned stop in our one day itinerary. We saw a signage on the road side and decided to drop by. Our group was welcomed by an enthusiastic Scottish lad who was on duty at that time. He led us...More

1  Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Even though much of the site is excavated this is work in progress. It is only open to the public on Fridays and I was fortunate to be able to visit while on Shetland. The Neolithic site is challenging to date but based on other...More

2  Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 8 August 2017

we had a great guided tour from Val Turner , a fascinating insight into life on the Shetlands 2000 years ago. The broch , roundhouse & wheelhouse are amazing. I really enjoyed the reconstruction site it gives you a better understanding of what the whole...More

1  Thank BluePete
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A great site showing shetland's ancient past. Enthusiastic tourguide brought it to life. Loved the replica buildings

Thank Hein S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Only open on Fridays but well worth a visit. Great talk and banter from the young man who obviously loved his work.

Thank bob V
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A substantial Broch and wheelhouse discovered when a new road was put in for the very adjacent airport. Access is by guided tour only and a charge of £5. the guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. the site is currently open only on Fridays during...More

Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed 17 October 2016

interesting site with wheelhouse and Broch alongside reconstructed architectural buildings. will have to visit again to find out more.

Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a wonderful iron age site which deserves to be far better known. It's really impressive and we had an excellent tour from a well informed and interesting guide. The bad news is that there are tours only on Fridays... But do go if...More

1  Thank NewForestR
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Brilliant tour given at Old Scatness by a very knowledgeable tour guide. We arrived right on time for the tour as luck had it, only open for tours on Fridays though.

Thank ChrissyH96
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This site close to the runway of Sumburgh airport is a fantastic site to see prehistoric brochs. It's worth doing a tour (Fridays only) when visiting the site - you'll get way more information than just looking for yourself. When arriving on the airport: the...More

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