Yorkshire Travel Guide

Yorkshire Performing Arts

Viking Festival

  • Coppergate
  • York
  • Festivals

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

Held every February in York, this weeklong commemoration of the conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in 866 (only the British would hold a festival celebrating a losing battle) has more than 60 events, including a longship regatta and workshops for kids ranging from Viking-era crafts to fighting skills like archery and swordplay, as well as historical lectures. It ends with the Jorvik Viking Centre combat reenactment, where the invading Norsemen confront the Anglo-Saxon defenders.

Performing Art Information


Jorvik Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, York, YO1 9WT, England



Published 08/20/2030


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