York to be transformed into fiery battleground at Jorvik Viking Festival

Elfshot Historical archery group making arrows in readiness for the JORVIK Viking Festival battle finale event on 23 February.

Elfshot Historical archery group making arrows in readiness for the JORVIK Viking Festival battle finale event on 23 February.

First published in News
Last updated

VIKING hordes will descend on the region this weekend for a an epic clash of steel upon steel.

The Eye of York will be transformed into a fiery battleground as the 28th Jorvik Viking Festival comes to a close in a blaze of glory.

And as Viking warriors train for battle, members of the Elfshot historical archery group have been busy making scores of arrows that will form part of the event’s spectacular fire displays.

Festival organisers claim the battle on Saturday will be the “biggest and best yet”.

It will combine a live action battle involving hundreds of re-enactors with dramatic pyrotechnic displays, set against an atmospheric soundtrack that will incorporate individual performances alongside extracts of Old Norse verse.”

Festival organiser Danielle Daglan said: “It’s amazing to be involved in such a historic event, in such a fantastic setting.”

Throughout the day there will be Viking processions and activities around the city. The battle itself is a ticket only event. Tickets , at £10 for adults and £7.50 concessions, are available online at jorvik-viking-centre.com or by phoning the booking line on 01904-615505.

More York & Harrogate News

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree