Roskilde is an ancient Viking town and the capital of Denmark’s Zealand region. Its most famous attraction is the magnificent Roskilde Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece begun in the 12th century. The cathedral is the final resting place of Danish kings and queens and contains their tombs and crown jewels. The city is also home to the Viking Ship Museum, which displays five beautifully preserved 9th-century Viking ships discovered in the Roskilde Fjord. Other attractions include the charming old town, the lively harbour and the picturesque deer park. Roskilde is a pleasant place to wander around, with a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs.