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York Viking Walk - CLOSED

Address: Hall Publishing 25 Windmill Rise, York YO26 4TU, England
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Type: City tours, Private tours, Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The York Viking Walk is a fascinating tour through Viking York. It is ideal for anyone interested...
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Type: City tours, Private tours, Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Haslingden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

S.P. Grey guides his "Viking Walk" at 6pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, meeting up at the back of All Saints Church (opposite Marks and Spencers) in the city centre. Cost is £5 for adults and £3 for children and the walking tour lasts a little over an hour. I'm currently reading Grey's book "The Last Viking" with my... More 

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