JORVIK Viking Centre is the talk of the town. B+B York welcomes all Viking enthusiasts to come and stay with us while enjoying the magic of the recently re-opened Viking attraction.
Apart from its stunning beauty and breath-taking scenery, the city of York is steeped in archaeological history. In the late 70’s, archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust made an astounding discovery.
They found resounding evidence that York used to be stomping ground of the Vikings. The JORVIK Viking Centre, formerly the location of many Viking houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, has recently been re-opened.
The Viking Age dates back to around AD 800 to 1050. Back then, Vikings lived in Scandinavia. The Vikings had a distinctive culture including such common features as house forms, jewellery, tools and other everyday equipment. It was because of these similarities that this period in history was labelled the Age of the Vikings.
JORVIK Viking Centre has been built on the very site of all these incredible discoveries. Archaeologists discovered four Viking-age house plots in the street of Coppergate, where much of the detail about Jorvik comes from.
Viking based workshops
The JORVIK Viking Centre offers several Viking based workshops to be enjoyed by the whole family. This includes Battle Tactics where you can learn some of the causes of raiding and warfare used by the Vikings. You will also get a chance to re-enact some of the strategies used on the battlefield.
Before the days of modern technology like television ad radio, the Vikings would share stories and poems. Don’t miss the Viking Sagas workshop where you will experience the magic of Viking storytelling and poetry. Listen to stories and poetry heard by Vikings over a thousand years ago, help re-enact a myth about Thor and his hammer and have fun with Viking riddles or ‘kennings’.
Stay at B+B York while you enjoy the JORVIK Viking Centre
B+B York is located only 15 minutes’ walk from the JORVIK Viking Centre. This is ideal for those who want to spend more than one day in our beautiful and historic town. Contact us today on +44 (0) 1904 559 777 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or book online on https://www.bb-york.com
JORVIK Viking Centre opening times
Reopening Weekend and the Easter Holidays: 10am-6:30pm (last admission)
April – October: 10am-5pm (last admission)
November – March: 10am – 4pm (last admission)
Address: Coppergate Shopping Centre, 19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT
Tel: 01904 615 505