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Reconstructing the Past

Davy with a fishing hook Davy with a fishing hookZoomViking Unst brings Shetland's Viking past to life in fun and exciting ways.

The excavation sites at Hamar, Underhoull and Belmont show different aspects of longhouse life and construction. Interpretation boards at each site give more information about the individual longhouses, or our full Trail Pack may be purchased at local outlets.  The Viking Unst Trail Leaflets have been developed to provide additional interpretation and assistance for self guided tours of the sites, and can be downloaded free from this website.

Living History Living HistoryZoomThe site at Brookpoint includes the Skidbladner, replica Viking longship, and the recently reconstructed Viking longhouse. Living History activities, run throughout the summer months, giving a great insight into ancient skills and technology, and provide entertainment for all ages.


Viking Unst combine these aspects into a permanent heritage attraction that is fun and informative for residents and visitors alike. Unst is a 'must see' place for rural Viking archaeology in Britain!

Visit the Unst Heritage Centre for exhibitions, and for more information in Vikings in Shetland, visit the Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick.