Medieval Knights Season
This summer, see brave knights battling it out in real tournaments, displaying feats of strength and skill that could rival today’s top athletes. Learn the science behind the sport of kings and watch double gold medal Olympian, Victoria Pendleton's day as a jousting knight.
Experience the spectacle for yourself at one of our grand medieval events across the country.
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.Read our blog
Knights and Joust Events 2017
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 2017 Medieval Knights Season.Find an event near you
Knight's Tournament, Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, NorthumberlandSat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017
Watch our knights battle it out this August Bank Holiday and explore a medieval encampment.
Grand Medieval Joust, Bolsover Castle, DerbyshireSun 27 & Mon 28 Aug 2017
Enjoy the striking spectacle of history on horseback. Saddle up for an action-packed day out at Bolsover Castle.
Clash of Knights, Kenilworth Castle, WarwickshireSun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017
Experience this all-action contest as teams of knights on horseback battle head-on with clubs and shields.
Grand Medieval Joust, Old Sarum, WiltshireSun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017
See a true medieval spectacle as knights on horseback clash in a contest of speed and skill at Old Sarum.
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