Jorvik Viking Festival

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JORVIK Viking Festival takes place in York city centre, easily accessible by several means of travel.


The Festival Information Stand can be found in St Sampson’s Square during the Festival week – visit the Information Stand to pick up a free programme and discover all our events!

By train

All Festival events are within walking distance of York Railway Station, with the Viking Encampment and Festival Information Stand a 15 minute walk away. When you exit the station, turn left, and walk under the city walls. Turn immediately left to cross Lendal Bridge. After the bridge, turn right along Lendal, and you will come to St Helen’s Square. Go down Davygate (by Betty’s Tearooms) and you will soon find St Sampson’s Square, with the Festival Information Stand, and the Parliament Street Viking Encampment.

By car

Parking in York city centre is limited, and we recommend using the city’s Park and Ride services. There are Park and Ride carparks on all sides of the city, running regular bus services into the city centre. You can find all the details here.