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Viking Walk

All Saints Church | Parliament Street, York, England
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Ranked #39 of 90 Activities in York
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Owner description: The York Viking Walk is a fascinating tour through Viking York. It is ideal for anyone interested in history or anyone who simply enjoys great storytelling. Travel through time as you experience the history of Viking York, the principal city of Viking England. The Walk starts with the Viking invasion of York in 866 when Ivar the Boneless defeated the Saxons. The Walk continues along some of York's famous Viking streets before moving onto the reign of Eric Bloodaxe, York's most aptly named Viking king! The Walk concludes with the events of 1066 when two of the three battles that decided the fate of England (and the Vikings) were fought in or near York.The Guide is Simon Grey - best known for his bestselling children's books, The Last Vikings and The Return of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Walks take place at 6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday during school holidays or by demand. Please contact Simon - see website for contact details

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

As I was in York we visited the Viking museum in York. Underground you can see some excavations of old York. The staff of the museum is telling a lot about this excavations. If you walk along the several showcases you finaly and for a ride in a very nice car for six people and will see the live of... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I contacted Simon regarding this tour and he informed me that it no longer runs. It is too bad as it sounded like a fun tour!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Simon, the guide, takes you on this hour plus long trek through the centre of York describing scenes long gone. However, his enthusiastic and exuberant storytelling brings it all back to life. Full of information and facinating facts, no trip to this ancient town should he without this tour, a bargain at five pounds.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great value for money-£5 for a full hour and 20 mins crammed full of interesting facts and stories about the vikings and viking York. Loved every minute of the viking walk and Simon's enthusiasm and passion for everything Norse is a joy to behold! I thoroughly recommend this walk for anyone interested in history wanting to learn more about viking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My husband doesn't like tours but I booked this anyway. So glad I did, otherwise we would have visited York and thought what beautiful buildings and that is it! Simon made York come alive. He is definately passionate and knowledgeable about York and the Vikings and this comes through in his tour. I normally find history boring, but this was... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

My partner and I did this after a recommendation from my parents. it lasted about an hour and a quarter which for £5 and adult, £3 for students and children is fantastic value for money. There were about 20 people in the group and the guide Simon had each and every one enthralled. The walk was very interesting and even... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Very enjoyable, entertaining and informative! Simon is a superb guide, really captivating and knowledgeable! A brilliant walking tour, highly recommended! An absolute must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011 via mobile

A thrilling and informative journey through York's Viking history. Simon's walk is very different to the numerous ghost walks that York has to offer as it provides lots of fun and educational content. An ideal compliment to the Jorvik centre and a must for fans of the Horrible Histories series. We joined the walk as part of a small group... More

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York, UK
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

My colleagues and I took part in the walk as part of our team Xmas party celebrations, (before copious eating and drinking of course) and can't recommend enough! This guy really knows his stuff and delivers it in an inspirational and characterful way - no gory details spared!! Given that I have lived in York for 8 years I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

My partner myself and my 23 year old son went on this walk it was a really entertaining and informative walk, could have done another hour :)

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