Watch a real-life joust
Get a taste of the tourney at one of these summer events
Joust! 23-24 June Cardiff Castle, Wales
Get a taste of what Wales’ capital city was like in the Middle Ages at this family-friendly event. As well an epic jousting display,
Joust! includes a village encampment and strolling musicians at Cardiff Castle. For more information, visit cardiffcastle.com.
Spectacular Jousting 30 June – 1 July Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian
Enjoy the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances in the annual competition at the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Another Spectacular Jousting event will be held Caerlaverock Castle on 28-29 July. For more, see historicenvironment.scot.
International Jousting & Medieval Tournament 24-29 July Arundel Castle, West Sussex
Top challengers from across the globe will take part in a week-long event held at an 11th-century Norman fortress. There’s also a live performance from Medieval band Rough Musicke and have-a-go archery. For more information, head to arundel.org.uk.
Grand Medieval Joust 26-27 August Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights bid to take victory. Bolsover Castle will host living history encampments as well as a falconry display. For more information, take a trip to english-heritage.org.uk.