Take a step back in time as the Viking Festival comes to north Norfolk with re-enactments and even a burning boat.

The free event, organised by the Sheringham Carnival team, first launched in 2013 and returns for 2023 on Saturday, April 1.

The Wuffa Viking and Saxon Reenactment Society will create a Viking village on Beeston Common, which can be visited from 10am until 4pm.

The fun will continue from 7pm with the parade starting at the railway station car park.

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The parade will then go down the High Street to the beach for a battle reenactment. 

A boat will then be lit on the shore, though it will not be sent out to sea for safety reasons.

Christine Hendry, part of the Sheringham Carnival team, said: "It is a very exciting day and it feels spectacular being part of the crowd as the parade goes down the street."

Sheringham's name evolved from old Norse and is thought to mean 'the home of Scira's people'.

Scira is thought to have been a Viking warlord.