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Local Attractions

Sumburgh is an ideal location for visitors to Shetland. The visitor attractions surrounding the Hotel are second to none and are all very accessible.

Jarlshof Pre-historic and Norse Settlement

Situated on the hotel’s doorstep, Jarlshof is a Norse settlement which has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD. Find out more about Jarlshof.

Sumburgh Head

A five minute drive from the Hotel or a half an hour walk, this recently refurbished visitor centre & RSPB reserve is a ‘must visit’ destination while in Shetland. During the months of May, June and July, you can get up close with our Tammie Norries (puffins). Find out more about Sumburgh Head.

Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age

Discovered in 1975, the excavations began 20 years later and discoveries include a 4m high broch and post-broch village. Visit during the summer for a guided tour. Find out more about Old Scatness Broch.

Mousa Broch

Off the coast of Sandwick, on the island of Mousa you will find one of the best preserved Brochs in Europe. Only a short ferry journey away, this island is also famous for night-time trips to see the storm petrels. Find out more about Mousa Trips and Cruises

St Ninians Isle

One of the best examples of a beach tombolo in Europe, this wonderful beach is linked to the island of St Ninians where, in 1958, the St Ninains Isle Treasure was discovered under the ancient church floor. Find out more about St Ninians Isle and beach.

Quendale Water Mill

This beautifully restored mill, which was built in 1867, is situated in a picturesque location in the South Mainland. Take a tour and look at the artefacts and memorabilia. Find out more about Quendale Water Mill.

Croft House Museum

Visit an original crofthouse which was lived in until the 1960’s. It has now been restored to what it would have looked like in the 1870’s. Find out more about the Croft House Museum.