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Knights and Jousts

This summer, see brave knights battling it out in real tournaments, displaying feats of strength and skill that could rival today’s top athletes.

Experience the spectacle for yourself at one of our grand medieval events across the country.

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Knights and Joust Events 2018

Get ready to cheer on your hero and witness some of the toughest knights in England. We're bringing live tournaments to life complete with the colour and character of the past. Find an event near you with several events across the country as part of our 2018 summer season.

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Jousting with a modern day Olympian

Victoria Pendleton learns to joust

Jousting requires the fitness of a top athlete, so we challenged double gold medal Olympian, Victoria Pendleton, to try the sport at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. Follow Victoria's journey as the cyclist turned jockey learns the art of jousting.

How will the sport of kings compare to the expectations of a modern day champion? Watch Victoria take us through her day as a jousting knight.

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