Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal and demise of Viking king, Eric Bloodaxe.

The battle was the culmination of a week of family friendly activities in York based around the Jorvik Viking Centre Viking Festival. The activities included Viking encampments, archaeological discoveries, crafting, sword combat sessions and the final battle which all aimed to show the Norse heritage of the region and the connection to York.

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