Clash of Knights

Date

Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 

Time

11am-5pm

Location

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 

Suitable For

Everyone

Knights fighting with swords and shields.

Experience this all-action contest as four teams of knights battle it out for victory – armed only with clubs and shields, strength and skill. In this adrenalin-fuelled combat only one team will triumph... Who will be your champion?

Soak up the atmosphere in the medieval encampment as food sizzles over an open fire, colourful banners flutter and the musicians play merry tunes. There are battle drills for budding young knights, so that they can also enjoy their own moment of triumph.

Timetable of events

11.00am Barber Surgeon
Hear how the surgeon prepares to treat battle wounds.

11.30am – Clash: Knights Archery Competition
The first competition of the day! Cheer on your team as the archers attempt to repel ferocious opponents bearing down on them.

12.00pm – Lord Flame: Tastes Funny
Come and see the traditional jester show, with jokes, stilts, juggling, more jokes and volunteers, and learn the secret of the jester’s hat!

12.30pm – Medieval Music
Join our medieval minstrels as they play merry tunes.

1.00pm – Trebuchet Display and Arming the Knight
Come and see our siege machine in action and watch as our knights prepare for battle, getting kitted out in authentic armour and weaponry.

1.30pm – Clash: Crest Melee
Watch as the teams battle for glory to become winners of the first melee competition.

2.00pm – Barber Surgeon
Hear how the surgeon prepares to treat battle wounds.

2.00pm – Medieval Music
Join our medieval minstrels as they play merry tunes.

2.30pm – Lord Flame: Silly Man Show
It’s historical, It’s hysterical. It’s medieval, it’s magical. Lord Flame entertains you with his tricks, foolery, japes and jokes. Is he awfully funny? Or just awful? You decide!

3.00pm – Trebuchet Display and Arming the Knight
Come and see our siege machine in action and watch as our knights prepare for battle, getting kitted out in authentic armour and weaponry.

3.30pm – Clash: The Grand Melee
Knights and squires go against each other in this battlefield sport. A contest of skill and treachery, alliances will be made and broken as the knights and squires battle to strike the crest from the heads of the opposition.

4.00pm – Lord Flame: Clownery Class
How do jesters learn to jest? Clowns to clown? Or fools to fool? Lord Flame will transform a young hopeful from junior to jester before your very knees. Bring your best gags to swap with Lord Flame after the show.

4.30pm – Medieval Music
Join our medieval minstrels as they play merry tunes.

4.30pm – Archery Demonstration

This event is part of our Medieval Knights Season.

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £2.50
Member (Child) £1.50
Member (Concession) £2.25
Member (Family) £6.50
Adult £13.20
Child, 5-15 years £7.75
Concession £11.85
Family £34.15

Price Notes

Corporate members pay English Heritage member rates to this event.

How to book

Purchase your tickets today using our online system or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm Sat 9am – 5pm). Please note the telephone bookings will close at 3pm the day before the event or 3pm on Friday if the event is on a weekend. 10% discount for online advance bookings. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Address
Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1NG
Location
Warwickshire, West Midlands

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