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Legendary Summer Events 2021

Savour some truly legendary live sport this summer.

Witness the pomp and pageantry as brave knights and jousters battle it out in real tournaments, displaying feats of strength and skill to rival today’s top athletes. Sample the sights, smells, and sounds of our atmospheric living history areas, and marvel at historical re-enactors, food tents and armour demonstrations that’ll keep the whole family entertained.

Experience the drama for yourself at one of our blockbuster historical events taking place across the country.

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Legendary Jousts

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves, and hear the roar of the crowd as our fearless fighters and their magnificent steeds courageously charge toward each other at full speed.

Living History

Immerse yourself in the living history encampments, where you can meet colourful characters, witness hand crafts in process, and try on knights’ armour for yourself. Budding warriors can join in with drills out on the field, and even get a test of historical combat in the kids’ battle.

Knights' Tournament

Get close to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate multi-event tournament. Arrows will fly, swords will clatter, but who will emerge victorious from the Grand Melee finale?

Podcast: Brave Knights and Epic Fights

Go behind the scenes at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire to discover what goes into recreating medieval history with joust organiser Diana Evans and professional jouster Dominic Sewell.

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