It is getting late and I only had time for one last stop before going back to Yell. Sandwick – another Viking settlement in Unst. And one has to say, the Vikings definitely built their longhouses on the nicest spots! Sandwick – coming from “Sandy Bay” is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Shetlands.
Put first the biggest standing stone in the Shetland Islands: Menhir von Bordastubble
I made my way down to Sandwick, meeting new friends along the way.
Sands of Sandwick
Walking down to the beach I first saw the remains of a little church, Framgord chapel, and the remains of croft houses on the hills going down to the beach.
Just above the beach are the remains of a Pictish house from the Stone Age. Two Pictish Burials were found nearby.
Late Norse Farm
A house with a view – or like we would say today: prime real estate.
But this long house was probably further away from the sea back then when it was lived in.
Another Viking house was found further up on the hill.
Another view of the chapel and croft seen from the beach.