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11 July 2024

Countdown to Jousting at Caerlaverock Castle

Sir Checkmate, Lady Percy and more to put on daring displays!

A knight raising a flag on a horse with Caerlaverock Castle in the background

The ever-popular Spectacular Jousting event is set to return to Caerlaverock Castle on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) invites visitors to experience thrilling horsemanship and the impressive skills of courageous knights as they take to the arena. With action-packed jousting, living history camps to explore and entertainment from falconry displays, plus a brand-new squire school where visitors can learn what it takes to be a squire for a noble knight, the event offers a host of activities to engage with our heritage in an exhilarating way.

Spectacular Jousting will take place at Caerlaverock Castle from 11am to 4pm on both days.

Advance booking required to guarantee entry. Tickets can be bought in advance online at alittlehistory.scot/spectacular-jousting and are free for Historic Scotland members.

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

  • We are the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment, a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. It is at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future, investigating and recording architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and caring for more than 300 properties of national importance. We are also the lead on delivering Scotland's strategy for the historic environment, Our Past, Our Future.
  • Historic Scotland, Scran, Canmore, The National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP), The Engine Shed, Stirling Castle, and Edinburgh Castle are sub-brands of HES.
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For further information, please contact:

Robin Kepple
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
07721 959 962