The world famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a 'must-see' for visitors to the city of York, and located in the city centre.
This fascinating museum explores and brings to life the Viking Age from around AD 800 to 1050. Where did they come from? How did they live? What did they leave behind?
Evidence of the Vikings can be found all around us from ruins of houses to precious objects, but most of all, many names of places we live in are derived from the time of Danish rule. Such place names end in -thorpe, -thwaite, -toft, -kelf, -ness, -by, and -kirk are all familiar to us.