Jorvik Viking Centre
Based on the evidence unearthed at a dig between 1976 and 1981, where archaeologists revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago, Jorvik Viking Centre offers a unique opportunity to experience life over a millennium ago. Children in particular will be enthralled.
Take a ride to see the replica Viking streets, come face to face with a ‘real’ old-Norse-speaking Viking and see inside their houses and back yards, with the smell of home-cooked stew wafting out. You can even examine Viking bones to discover what they ate and how they died, but be sure to watch out for the four Viking ghosts!