Knights' Tournament

DATE

Wed 29 & Thu 30 May 2019 

TIME

10am - 5pm

LOCATION

Pendennis Castle 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Knight in armour raising a sword

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Pendennis Castle's Knights’ Tournament this May. Arrows will fly, 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 try on a knight’s armour for yourself. Budding warriors can join in with drills out on the field, and even get a taste of medieval combat in the kids’ battle.

There’ll be plenty to see and do throughout the day, before the knights battle for victory in the thrilling final competition.

Buy your tickets online before Tue 28 May and save 10%! Don't miss the chance to witness one of history’s most spectacular sporting contests.

Timetable

10am The living history camp opens
Discover the wonders of the knights' encampment.

10.30am Medieval Music
Experience merry medieval tunes with Myal Pyper.

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

11.30am Knights' Tournament: Accepting the Challenge and Archery
Choose your knight and cheer for your favourite as they accept the challenge and head straight into the first competition - longbow archery!

12pm Medieval Falconry Display
Learn about the ancient art of hunting with hawks and discover the noble sport of falconry.

12.30pm Medieval Music 
Experience merry medieval tunes with Myal Pyper.

1pm The Tale of Tell, Told Topsy Turvey
Polly retells the story of William Tell. Inadvisable archery and anarchi acrobatics – what more perfect receipe for folly could there be?

1.30pm Arming of the Knight
Discover the reasons behind a knight's fearsome armour.

2pm Knights' Tournament: Long Sword Clash
A technical fight of skill and bravery, where points are scored for hits. Are there any secret left handers amongst the knights? Joins us for our second challenge of the day!

2.30pm Medieval Falconry
A dashing display of the Sport of Kings.

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.

3.30pm Knights' Tournament: The Grand Melee
Who will be victorious ? The knights and squires will fight under the direction of the Earl Marshall. The Plaisance Tournament shall be fought as singles and pairs until a champion is found. If no clear winner emerges then a Grand Melee may be called to find a champion! Cheer on your knight and see who will be the day's winner!

4.30pm Medieval Music 
Experience merry medieval tunes with Myal Pyper.

4pm – 5pm Last chance to meet your knight
Get a photo with your champion, plus try your hand at archery or junior jousting!

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £3.00
Member (Child) £1.80
Member (Concession) £2.70
Member (Family) £7.80
Adult £13.90
Child, 5-17 years £8.30
Concession £12.50
Family £36.10

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to the event and site. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

How to book

Purchase your tickets today using our online system below or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day. Please note telephone bookings will close at 3pm the day before the event or on Friday if the event is running on a weekend.

By phone
0370 333 1183

(Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30 Sat 9am - 5pm)

How to find us

Property: Pendennis Castle
Address: Falmouth, TR11 4LP
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, South West

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