Largs Viking Festival - 28th August - 5th September.

The Vikings never cease to be popular! Every year, the Vikings are brought back to life in the village of Largs in Ayrshire.

For more than 200 years, the Vikings were feared as fierce and ruthless pirates, but this is not the full story. The Vikings were also poets, lawmakers and artists. Their ships explored unknown seas and they settled new lands.

At home, they lived in a well-ordered society based on laws. When the men were out on their journeys, the women were responsible for the farm.

Re-live some of the magic at the Largs Viking Festival 28th August - 5th September.

For more information, please visit the Largs Viking Festival Home Page.

Historic information about the Vikings can be found here.

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The Vikings come to life at the annual Viking Festval in Largs.Photo: Courtesy of