Viking settlement remains I always thought of the Viking times and the Vikings in Britain as happening so long ago, but in reality the Vikings built here in the 9th century (the 800s). The remains of up to 16 generations of Viking longhouses are still visible here because they were made from stone rather than the usual wood. It’s the most extensive site of Viking remains in the whole of Britain.
The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the 4th century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark runes. The runestones with Norse runes were usually erected to commemorate one or several deceased kinsmen, and in most cases these people died at home peacefully. Usually, men raised or commanded raising a runestone, while some of them are raised by women, usually w