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Sat 5 & Sun 6 Aug 2017
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
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.
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.
|English Heritage members||Free|
|Child, 5-15 years||£3.50|
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.