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Invasion: The Dawn of Viking York!

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.

About Festival

In February 2018 York witnessed a week-long commemoration of a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866.

With an exciting programme of events that explored the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, JORVIK Viking Festival offered an exciting exploration of the city’s Norse history to thousands of visitors.

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Experience Past Festivals

To whet your appetite for all things Viking be sure to check out our JORVIK Viking Festival video library and image galleries and discover the fun had at previous events.

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