The Great Joust of the North – Alnwick Castle

Attend one of Northumberland’s most thrilling spectacles as our knights engage in the first solid lance Joust at Alnwick Castle known as “The Great Joust of the North”.

Witness drama, pageantry and passion as our masterful knights go head to head to defend their honour in a gripping 15th Century Joust.

This incredible display of chivalry and courage takes place on the 3rd – 7th August 2019.

For full details of the event please visit Alnwick Castle’s website.

15th Century Joust – Alnwick Castle

Attend one of Northumberland’s most thrilling spectacles as our knights engage in a 15th Century Joust at Alnwick Castle!

Witness drama, pageantry and passion as our masterful knights go head to head to defend their honour in a gripping 15th Century Joust.

This incredible display of chivalry and courage takes place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May 2019.

For full details of the event please visit Alnwick Castle’s website.

St George’s Day Festival

Celebrate everything St George at the biggest St George’s Day event in the country.

We will be thrilling crowds by shattering lances in a grand 13th Century medieval joust! during the joust we will take delight in informing you of the history behind the event whilst our knights gallop towards each other with the aim of striking their opponent with a lance!

Marvel as feathers fly in the  falconry; and chortle at the cheeky jester. Meet a roaming monarch or two and watch fearsome fellows battle it out with club and shield in the Clash of Romans.

There’s plenty for kids to do with have a go circus skills, knight school and arts and crafts to name but a few.

The undeniable highlight is of course England’s most legendary battle – see gallant St George upon his mighty steed take on his fiery green nemesis in England’s ultimate show down.

Throughout the day, wander the medieval encampments to see, smell and hear what life was like for the English hundreds of years ago.

There’s so much to do – keep your energy up at one of our 4 catering outlets. Join us as we demonstrate everything quintessentially English to celebrate England’s patron saint in one glorious weekend.

Please note access to the café and children’s play area will be by ticket only during this event.

Tickets for the St George’s Day Festival can be purchased online! If you purchase before Friday 20th April and receive 10% off!* 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Offer subject to change, tickets only available through the English Heritage Website.