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Old Scatness

Sumburgh, Scotland
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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
GreenThumb331
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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 8 October 2017
reise-tanta-di
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Lafayette, California
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“iron age” (4 reviews)
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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

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Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank reise-tanta-di
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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

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

Thank hein s
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Reviewed 21 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
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Reviewed 16 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

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

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

Thank scott1barden
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 21 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

Thank Ruud_Vandeursen
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