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Fun for Professional Historians and enthusiasts alike!

Are you ready to step back in time and experience a piece of ancient warfare right in the heart of York city centre? Look no further than The Hilt – where the echoes of Viking warriors come to life through the art of axe throwing! Don't worry, experts, we are well aware that attribution Vikings to axe throwing is apocryphal, but we are in the Viking capital of Britain after all!

Immerse yourself in the age-old practice of hurling axes, a skill that resonates with history and tradition, first recorded in use by the Franks in the 4th Century. Delve into the past while enjoying the comfort of an indoor venue, right in the heart of historic York. Walk in the footsteps of ancient warriors as you explore the rich history and architecture of York, a city steeped in centuries of fascinating tales.


For those who relish in historical reenactments or have a deep appreciation for the weapons of yore, The Hilt provides an opportunity to wield an axe much like our forebears did. Transport yourself back in time and engage in an experience that harks back to the days of warriors and their battle skills.


The venue's décor pays homage to the mighty Vikings, ensuring an immersive experience for every history aficionado, a people renowned for their use of the axe! As you grip the handle, feel will the weight and power that these weapons once held. With each throw, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the precision and skill required to hit the mark. Sharpen your focus and refine your aim as you strive for the elusive bullseye, just as warriors of old would have done!


In addition to the axe-throwing experience, The Hilt offers a chance to delve deeper into Viking history. Engage with knowledgeable instructors who can regale you with tales of the past, shedding light on the significance of this ancient art. Learn from seasoned professionals who are passionate about sharing the history and techniques behind axe-throwing. Gain a unique perspective on the weapons and skills that shaped battles throughout history!




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