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Largs Viking Festival 2006

The Vikings never cease to be popular! Every year, the Vikings are brought back to life in the town 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 31st - 10th September.

For more information, please visit the Largs Viking Festival Home Page. To see the preliminary programme for this year's festival, please click here.

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 Dagbladet.no