Viking Walk York UK
If you aren’t into English history, your first reaction to the title, “Viking Walk York UK” just might set you back a bit. After all, the Vikings lived in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Didn’t they?
Yeah sure, most of us know they had a good time plundering and pillaging all over the place. But, how does that make for an interesting Viking Walk York UK?
Well, let me share with you a little secret! You hire a local guide, or at least sign up for a group tour, with an impressive amount of information tucked away and ready to share.
But, beyond that you need to find someone that can deliver that knowledge to you in entertaining and enthusiastic manner. Enter Neil Tattersall and his Original Viking Walk in York UK!
Neil is a breath of “tour guide” fresh-air.
Not only does he know his stuff. He has the unique ability to pull you in and engage you in the exciting history of York, Specifically, Viking history.
Neil, or Sigwulf, as his character is known, will lead you on an enthralling journey back in time to an age when Vikings were the terror of the North Sea. And, how they came to be such an integral part of the history of this area.
Neil, as a graduate of York St John University‘s theater department, brings his enthusiasm and showmanship, as Sigwulff, into play as you tour “the ancient Capital of the North and hear about the deeds of Ivar the Boneless, Eirik Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardaraada. Learn how the streets got their names and what they mean, and discover how those pesky Pagans shaped the Christian church.”
His dedication to the history of this period can be seen on his website Northern Forge. Here you’ll see just how engaged he is with Viking history.
Some of the reviews of the Original Viking Walk York UK you will find by others online echo what you have read here:
- “Fantastic! If you come to York, don’t miss it!”
- “Highly recommended!”
- “Meet Sigwulff, the knowledgeable Viking!”
- “Entertaining and Informative!”
You will want to take the opportunity to meet Niel and step back to this ancient time! We don’t want you to miss out, so we have include all of his contact information.
The Original Viking Walk York UK presented by Northern Forge
Tours run every weekend, every holiday* and on demand!
Start Time: 6pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday, all year round
Matinee Tours start at 2pm during the summer months (Jul-Aug)**
Location: Outside All Saints Church, Pavement (church at the top of Piccadilly/Parliament Street)
Tour Length: Walk lasts 75 minutes approx.
Cost: £5 for Adults, £3 for Children & Concessions
What to wear: Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather!
Required Fitness Level: Minimum Fitness Required. The walk itself is a gentle walk around the city making frequent stops along the way (only 20 minutes actual walking is involved); we cater for all comers.
Private Hire: Alternatively Private and Corporate Group Bookings can be made using the information below.
Private bookings can be booked to run on any day and at any time!†
Discounts available for large families and groups.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.‡
* Tours do not run at Christmas and New Year.
** Tours run Weds, Thurs, & Fri during August.
† Subject to availability. Minimum spend £25.
‡ Insured through Equity and CRB checked.