Join in the Viking fun at York fest.THE seafaring exploits of the Vikings will be celebrated as York marks its Viking heritage in the 24th annual JORVIK Festival.
The five-day festival, from February 18-22, is the largest event of its kind in the UK, attracting more than 40,000 visitors from around the world, many from the Scandinavian countries such as Denmark and Sweden, who come to participate in the various events.
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Sarah Maltby, director of attractions at York Archaeological Trust The York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research Limited is a large private archaeological organisation operating in the United Kingdom, based in the city of York. , which organises the festival, said: "From Viking battles to a best beard competition, from have-ago sword combat to poetry and song, the festival exposes the softer side of the Vikings as well as their fearsome fear·some
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