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A super fun festival in the heart of York, the Jorvik Viking Festival honors the rich Norse heritage of the UK. This festival marks the end of the winter hardships and the beginnings of spring. When: February (dates vary) Look forward to: Competitions, incredible food and drink (think kegs and roasted meats), live history performances, longboat racing, and electrifying battle performances.  Pro tip: Don’t forget to dress up!

If you love Harry Potter, you will love York. Walking around feels like wandering Hogwarts.

A super fun festival in the heart of York, the Jorvik Viking Festival honors the rich Norse heritage of the UK. This festival marks the end of the winter hardships and the beginnings of spring. When: February (dates vary) Look forward to: Competitions, incredible food and drink (think kegs and roasted meats), live history performances, longboat racing, and electrifying battle performances.  Pro tip: Don’t forget to dress up!

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