Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

When participating in the festival, don’t waste the opportunity to come and chat with them about the Viking way of life; Learn about how they make clothes, weapons, jewelry, and food. Visitors can also ask Vikings about their religion, beliefs, houses, crafts, ships and homeland and ask them why they left the village…

The Battle of Largs in 1263 was the last land confrontation between the Scots and the Vikings, with the Scottish king Alexander III being defeated at the hands of Haakon. The Largs Viking festival begins with a parade and ends with flute plays and a reenactment of the show; while the final weekend will feature a torch relay, a reenactment of the battle, plus the burning of a longship and a spectacular fireworks display.

In the festival space there is also a food and crafts center, where street performers perform, and a living history Viking village (for adults £5, children) em £ 2).

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

Started in 1980, this annual festival marks the 1263 Battle of Largs, the last land battle between the Scots and Norse.

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

Each year, the historic Viking village is open to the public. Here, visitors will get a glimpse of life in a 13th-century Viking Village.

When participating in the festival, don’t waste the opportunity to come and chat with them about the Viking way of life; Learn about how they make clothes, weapons, jewelry, and food. Visitors can also ask Vikings about their religion, beliefs, houses, crafts, ships and homeland and ask them why they left the village…

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

In the town of Largs, there are many Viking references including street names, amusement parks. 

The colossal metal statue of Magnus the Viking was placed at Prom in 2013 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs (1263).

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

There are also more solemn celebratory activities, such as Vikingar, an interactive exhibit with Viking myths, and the annual Håkon Håkonsson lecture.

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

Largs Viking Festival England : Experience transforming into a unique Viking warrior in North Ayrshire

The festival is organized by a Board of Directors consisting of ten local volunteers who are dedicated to protecting the Viking link with the Largs. They meet monthly to plan the event and discuss the best way to achieve the goals detailed in their business plan.

Each year the festival contributes significantly to the local economy as well as helps develop the cultural and tourist links of the town. The festival offers an insight into the history of the battle of Largs, while also presenting events that appeal to the public and the community. These events cover the area of ​​history, education, entertainment and benevolence.

According to the World Records Union (Worldkings.org)

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