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JORVIK Viking Festival

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

Taking place every February Half Term, the festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe, with many returning year after year to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.

Discover JORVIK Viking Festival 2017 – Bloodaxe’s Last Stand

DIG – An Archaeological Adventure

Grab a trowel and dig to see what you can find in DIG’s specially designed excavation pits. Rediscover some of the amazing finds that archaeologists have uncovered under the streets of York.

Touch real artefacts and work out what they would have been used for and understand how these finds explain how people lived in Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian times. For more information on DIG please visit the DIG website.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse once home to the Priors of Nostell and Mayor of York. Rediscovered in the 1980’s under a relatively modern facade, the building has been lovingly restored to its original splendour with stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames and boasts a magnificent Great Hall.

For more information on Barley Hall please visit the Barley Hall website.

Richard III & Henry VII Experience

Explore two of York’s major monuments, Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar, to experience the newest attractions of The Richard III and Henry VII Experiences.

Located on the historic city walls you can discover the roles these two great Bars and Kings played in the strife and ceremony that was shaped by the Wars of the Roses. For more information visit the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences website