Visitors can explore the sights and sounds of medieval life - from food and clothes to heraldry to armour - in the medieval encampment, meet soldiers, visit the horses in their stables, have a go at archery, and see falcons flying overhead. Kids can even have a go at joining the children’s army to triumph over angry knight.
Stephen Duncan, Director of Marketing and Engagement at Historic Environment Scotland, said:
“Spectacular Jousting is one of our best loved family-friendly events. Visitors will feel as though they have been transported back to the Middle Ages under the backdrop of Caerlaverock Castle. We’re encouraging everyone to come along and enjoy all that the event has to offer, as well as exploring the historic site. With a colourful line-up of daring competitors and their noble steeds, we’re looking forward to an exciting weekend celebrating this iconic medieval sport.”
The stunning Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of a medieval stronghold, featuring a moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Spectacular Jousting takes place at Caerlaverock Castle from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July.
Tickets cost £11 for adults, £9 for concessions, £6.50 for children and under 5s go free. Entry is free for Historic Scotland members.
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