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York Viking Walk - CLOSED

Hall Publishing 25 Windmill Rise, York YO26 4TU, England
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No longer runs.

I contacted Simon regarding this tour and he informed me that it no longer runs. It is too bad as... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2013
Decatur, Georgia
Enthusiastic, informative, entertaining guide

Simon, the guide, takes you on this hour plus long trek through the centre of York describing... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2012
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Apr 20, 2013
“No longer runs.”
Jul 2, 2012
“Enthusiastic, informative, entertaining guide”
Hall Publishing 25 Windmill Rise, York YO26 4TU, England

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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!

3  Thank Cookingformonkeys
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...More

2  Thank sharkey777
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...More

1  Thank HELEN H
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...More

2  Thank Putney_Liz
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...More

3  Thank Nicola R
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!

1  Thank Danny M
Reviewed August 4, 2011

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...More

3  Thank FGSB
Reviewed August 2, 2011

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...More

1  Thank Marfypops
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 :)

Thank hazzybob
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...More

1  Thank Steve C
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