Clash of the Knights at Pendennis Castle


Wed 30 & Thu 31 May 2018 




Pendennis Castle 

Suitable For


A knight in armour

Please be advised that the Castle will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 30th June for a wedding. We will be open again from 10am on Sunday 1st July and look forward to seeing you then.

Experience this all-action contest as four teams of knights battle it out for victory. Armed only with clubs and shields, strength and skill, the knights will meet head-on in an adrenalin-fuelled combat that's not to be missed.

Cheer on your favourite in the Crest Melee, where brave knights attempt to knock the crest off their rival's helmet. The opponents will also test their nerve on horseback, before the Grand Melee reveals the ultimate winner.

If the heat of battle gets too much, join the jester for some historical high-jinx or listen to our minstrels play merry tunes. Budding young knights can test their skill at have-a-go archery, or hear musical tales of Reynard the Fox.


11am - School for Fools
Meet Polly Glotti - our fool - and learn something of the history of the medieval fool and what brings a Swiss acrobat to England.

11.30am - Knight's Archery Competition
The first round of the competition as archers compete to strike the moving target! Choose your team and cheer them on!

12pm - The Fox in the Well
A desperate Reynard hatches a cunning plan!

12.30pm - The Tale of Tell, told Topsy Turvey
Polly retells the story of William Tell, inadvisable archery and anarchic acrobatics - what more perfect recipe for folly could there be?

1pm - Arming the Knight
Watch as our knights prepare for battle, getting kitted out in authentic armour and weaponry.

1.30pm - The Tournament
Foot and Mounted Knights compete in both Crest Melee and Skill at Arms in real competitions of skill and bravery.

2.30pm - The Fox goes to Church
How stupid can a wolf be? Reynard finds out!

3pm - Tribes and Tribulations
Polly Glotti offers a pungent medicine from her Swiss Valley and asks for your help. Half an hour of absolute absurdity 

3pm - Arming the Knight
Watch as our knights prepare for battle, getting kitted out in authentic armour and weaponry.

3.30pm - The Grand Melee!
The final chance for our teams of Foot and Mounted Knights to win the day!

4.30pm - The Fox and the Chickens
Reynard meets a clever enemy. And, the VERDICT!

4.30pm-5pm - Last chance to visit our 'have-a-go' archery arena to test your skills!


Type Price
Member (Adult) £2.90
Member (Child) £1.75
Member (Concession) £2.60
Member (Family) £7.55
Adult £13.40
Child, 5-17 years £8.05
Concession £12.10
Family £34.85

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to the event and the site.

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

How to find us

Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP. Sat Nav: TR11 4NQ
Cornwall, South West

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