Clickhimin Broch About one mile south west of Lerwick, 4 HU 464 408 A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.
Fort Charlotte In Lerwick A five sided artillery fort, with bastions projecting from each corner. The walls are
high and massive. It was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but
taken by them and burned in 1673. It was rebuilt in 1781.
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement At Sumburgh Head, 22m S of Lerwick on the A970.
Tel: 01950 460112
An extraordinarily important site with a complex of ancient settlements within three
acres. The oldest is a Bronze Age village of oval stone huts. Above this there are an Iron
Age broch and wheelhouses, and higher still an entire Viking settlement, medieval
farmstead and 16th-century laird's house. Visitor centre and museum.
Mousa Broch On the island of Mousa, accessible by boat from Sandwick, about 14 miles south of Lerwick The finest surviving Iron Age broch tower. It stands to a height of over 40 feet.
Muness Castle on Unst, 1 HP 629 012 A late 16th century tower house with circular towers at diagonally opposite corners.
The northernmost castle in the British Isles, Muness has remarkably fine architectural
Ness of Burgi At the south eastern point of Scatness, South Shetland, 4 HU 388 084 A defensive stone built blockhouse, probably of Iron Age date, with some features
resembling a broch. Access is difficult.
Scalloway Castle In Scalloway, about six miles from Lerwick A fine castellated mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was
notorious for his cruelty.
Stanydale 'Temple' Three and a half miles east north east of Walls, 3 HU 285 502 A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber. Around
it are ruins of houses, walls and cairns of the same period.
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