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Not to be confused with “The Viking“, as played by Kirk Douglas in the 1958 film of the same name. In fact, I think my A Level History tutor organised the trip in order knock such far fetched cinematic fantasies out of us! His very colourful chap seems to be giving us a lecture about arrows.

York is a great place to get in touch with your Viking heritage (if you live within the old Danelaw, like I do) or to immerse yourself in a culture well worth further exploration through events like the Jorvik Viking Festival; a culture that helped create the British Isles we live in today (for better or worse). I even read an article on the BBC website about York being twinned with its own Viking predecessor, Jorvik, to highlight the strong links between the two eras of the city’s occupation.

Next years festival starts on the 14th February 2015: http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/festivals/jorvik-viking-festival/.