Medieval Fighting Knights

Date

Sat 5 & Sun 6 Aug 2017 

Time

11am-5pm

Location

Ashby de la Zouch Castle 

Suitable For

Everyone

Kinghts in full chain armoury, covering their bodies and heads, and a red fabric vest top.

Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament.

Swords will be wielded and helmets battered - who will reign supreme and become champion?

Be inspired and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and hear tantalizing tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome quests. Sharpen your swords for a day out to remember.

Event timetable:

11:30 - Archery Tournament
A display of the English Longbow.  Discover why this was one of the most feared weapons in the Middle Ages. Culminating in a contest to find the best archer, and to earn points for their team!
 
12:30 - Medieval Come Dine with Me
Being a noble wasn't just about the combat. 'Come Dine with me' - medieval style! Learn about medieval food, manners, and why it mattered.
 
14:30 - Arming the Knight
Wander through the medieval encampment and watch our Fighting Knights as they don their armour for the Tournament. 
 
15:00 - Fighting Knights - The Tournament of Foot!
Watch an authentic recreation of a medieval tournament as our Knights, squires and valets lock horns in brutal combat, under the watchful eye of their approving Ladies. Discover the different weapons used at the time, and come and cheer for your Knight. Who will carry the day?
 
15:45 - Kiddie Knight!
Kids - You've seen our Fighting Knights - now it's your turn! It's time to learn the Knightly Arts and put them into practice. A great opportunity to wear your children out.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £5.60
Child, 5-15 years £3.50
Concession £5.00
Family £14.60

Price Notes

Corporate members can now enjoy free entry to our site on event days. To see if your membership includes this benefit, please call English Heritage customer services on 0370 333 1181. Art Fund members are not entitled to free or reduced entry during this event.

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Address
South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
Location
Leicestershire, East Midlands

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