Throughout organising our holiday we promised ourselves a trip to the Jorvik Viking centre. How disappointed were we!!! Seriously thought it was all a joke and was waiting on Jeremy beadle to jump out!! There are about 10/12 glass boxes with artefacts dug up and a glass floor you can see the excavations through, however other than that you are sat in a dolly cart with a set of speakers at your ear and driven round a poor excuse for a Viking village, not filled with real actors but filled with dummies, you learn little to nothing about real Viking life and I felt robbed and insulted when we had come full circle after around 15-20 minutes. The gift shop was also a major let-down......utter tat.!! This cost £9.95 and I would rather give £10 to a homeless drunk than pay to visit here again......an absolute insult to everything Viking related and a real let down to York itself, especially when you compare it to the cost of getting into York Minster. Absolutely shocking, would definitely not recommend this to anyone at all, whatever age, whatever nationality. Avoid...there are better things in York to spend your money on.
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