Heysham Viking Festival

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Heysham Viking Festival
Heysham Viking Festival
Viking Tapestry Display
Viking Weaving Skills
Viking Woodcraft Display
Village Stalls and Displays
Village Viking Themed Displays
Viking Puppets by Heysham Residents
Weekend Viking Tent Village in Heysham
Viking Festival Crowds
Fun Fair Rides for All

Fantastic, FREE and well-organised event and really well attended (10,000). Enjoy family fun and attractions that include:

  • Battle re-enactment events with swords and longbow archery
  • Viking Parade, battle re-enactments
  • Fairground
  • Period weapons display
  • Craft stalls and Viking food
  • Viking combat competition
  • Crafts display and living history in tented Viking settlement
  • Food stalls and side attractions
  • Themed gardens with longboat, shields, decorations and manakins

Viking History

The area around Heysham was historically colonised by Vikings and within the grounds and St Peter's Church itself are Viking remains such as a Viking hogback stone.

Following the conquering​ invasion of the Vikings and settlement about AD 787 the settlement eventually converted to Christianity. Locally place names ending in -by, -thorpe, -thwaite indicate historic settlements.

The Viking festival is just one of a very active local set of festivals that commemorate the rish living history of the area.

Via Facebook and heyshamonline.co.uk
20th and 21st July
Weekend Event
Visit website - Lecture dates


Friendly and accommodating
Single person friendly
Bar snacks
Dietary requirements aware
Family friendly
Play area
Children welcome
Suits pre-school
Suits primary
Suits secondary
On site parking
Designated parking
Disabled spaces
Off-site parking
Coach parking
Free parking
Near car park
Street parking
Guide dogs permitted
Toilets for disabled people

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