Knights' Tournament at Kenilworth Castle

DATE

Sat 27th - Mon 29th August  

TIME

10am - 5pm

LOCATION

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Kenilworth Castle's Knights’ Tournament.

Swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the Grand Melee finale. Immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, where you can meet people from the Middle Ages and witness life at camp.

With so much to see and do all day long, Kenilworth Castle's Knights Tournament is a fun-filled, action-packed and great value day out for the whole family. Don’t miss one of history’s most spectacular sporting contests - book online and save!

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As well as our Knights Tournament activities, there’s lots more to enjoy at Kenilworth Castle! 

Don’t miss:

  • Take in the views from Elizabeth I’s private rooms for the first time in centuries
  • Uncover the true story of the royal romance between Elizabeth and Dudley
  • Look out for the marble fountain and bird-filled aviary in the one-of-a-kind garden

There is limited parking available at the castle for this event. Once the car park is full, please use the pay and display car parks in Kenilworth. A free shuttle bus will operate between the bus stop outside the Holiday Inn and the Castle Visitor Centre. The bus will pick up approximately every 15 minutes, between 10am and 5pm (last return bus at 4.45pm), on event days. Please note the pay and display car parks in Kenilworth are not operated by English Heritage and you will need to pay for parking, even if you are an English Heritage member. Please also do not park in the Holiday Inn as their car park is for hotel guests only and you may incur a penalty charge. Disabled parking will be available at the castle.

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £2.50
Member (Child) £1.50
Member (Concession) £2.30
Member (Family 2 Adults) £6.50
Member (Family 1 Adult) £4.00
Adult £17.50
Child, 5-17 years £10.50
Concession £15.80
Family (2 Adults) £45.50
Family (1 Adult) £28.00

Price Notes

Admission to this event is in addition to the standard admission ticket price and there is an extra cost for members. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. If you purchase a walk up ticket on the day of the event, the ticket price will be higher than those listed above, for both Members and non-members.


You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge. On the day, make sure you bring your booking confirmation with you.

How to book

Simply click on the Buy Tickets button above. This will take you to our online booking system. Once there simply select the date for the event you want to attend. Please make sure you bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit. If you are a Member please remember to bring your English Heritage Membership card. Members are able to book event tickets at the Member rate for those included in the membership only.

How to find us

Property: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Address: Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG
Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, West Midlands

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