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Sumburgh Head

Promontory Fort

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Nearest Town:Lerwick (34km N)
OS Ref (GB):   HU40770803 / Sheet: 4
Latitude:59° 51' 20.7" N
Longitude:   1° 16' 19.73" W

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17/04/2017 - OK the bad news first, on the megalithic side there is little to see. The good news is that there is now a pop up cafe at the top. Along with stones, coffee and cake plays a very important part in my life so this cafe came as a most welcome surprise. It must have one of the best views of any cafe I've been to. Having a coffee and sitting by the window looking out over Sumburgh to Jarlshof and Ness of Burgi far below - a fine place to while away some time.

One minor bit of bad luck, this is the second time I've been to Sumburgh Head and the second time I didn't see any puffins in one of the best places for them! I don't think they like me.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
20th April 2017ce
Edited 8th April 2019ce

23/09/2014 - A coastal path leads from Jarlshof to Sumburgh Head. Site of an Iron Age fort. Nice Stevenson Lighthouse sits on the possible site of a now long gone broch. Worth a visit just for the view. thelonious Posted by thelonious
30th September 2014ce


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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

Archaeological history of Sumburgh Head.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
30th September 2014ce