Tulips at Arundel Castle.2018. ©Martin Duncan

Arundel Castle hosts International Jousting Tournament

The highly anticipated International Medieval Jousting Tournament heads to Arundel Castle on Tues 25 -Sun 30 July. This thrilling event sees eight world-renowned skilled jousters compete for the prestigious title of Champion of Champions, all previously won as individuals at Arundel or becoming top scorers for their respective countries.

The crowds at this restored medieval castle will be treated to an exhilarating display of horseback combat. Knights charge down the tilt rail, lances shattering on opponents’ shields in heart-pounding clashes. 

The event promises a full day of medieval festivities for the whole family to enjoy.

There’ll be falconry displays, fire-eating performances, and the renowned Arundel Castle ‘Kids Battles’, where young ones can immerse themselves in the excitement of medieval combat. Castle grounds will also come alive with medieval musicians, including Myal and Peg, and a range of activities, including archery, warrior training, mini joust, craft tent and axe throwing.

If visitors need to take a break, the Knights’ Table, complete with a festival bar, will be serving a spectacular feast fit for knights and royalty alike. Alternatively, visitors can dine at the Castle’s café, restaurant, or tea terrace, or bring their own picnic to enjoy in the stunning grounds.

Andrew Lewis, Castle Manager at Arundel Castle, expressed his excitement for the upcoming event, stating: “We are thrilled to once again host the International Medieval Jousting Tournament at Arundel Castle. With this year’s event crowning the Champion of Champions, it’s a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the adrenaline-pumping thrill of medieval jousting in the stunning setting of one of England’s most iconic castles.”

Established during the reign of Edward the Confessor and completed by Roger de Montgomery, ttle castle has been the seat of the Earls of Arundel and the Dukes of Norfolk since the 11th century. This Grade I-listed building was damaged during the English Civil War, and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now the seat of the 18th Duke of Norfolk/Earl Marshall of England, Edward Fitzalan-Howard, the castle features extensive gardens and is open to visitors between April and October. 

For more information, visit: www.arundelcastle.org

Also coming up is the Arundel Medieval Festival

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