Watch a real-life joust

Get a taste of the tour­ney at one of these sum­mer events

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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.

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