Northern Forge presents The Original Viking Walk - a short tour of York, with Sigwulf. Part history, part legend, all enthralling!

Take a tour of York and hear about the city's Anglo-Scandinavian & Norman past as we take in various sites along the way. Many people know that the Vikings had a big influence on York but very few realise just how big an influence. Join Sigwulf on a tour of 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; discover how those pesky Pagans shaped the Christian church; and wonder how those naughty Normans ever survived in the north in spite of themselves. An alternative walking tour to the myriad popular Ghost Walks of York.

Over 200 years of history in 75 minutes!          

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Tours run every Saturday, every August
* and on demand!

Start Time: 6pm Saturdays (excl. August)**
Location: Outside All Saints Church, Pavement (church at the top of Piccadilly/Parliament Street)
Tour Length: Walk lasts 75 minutes approx.
Cost: £6 for Adults, £3 for Children (under 16), & £4 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!

Contact Details: For more information please visit our official webpage here, contact Neil on 07716141787, email us at, check out our Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter @VikingWalk.

Discounts available for large groups.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.‡

* Tours do not run at Christmas and New Year.
** Tours run 6pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during August. Private bookings only for October 2017. Every night 6pm during February half term 2018.
† Subject to availability. Minimum spend £30.
‡ Insured through Equity, and CRB/DBS checked.