The Queen's Joust at Leeds Castle

The Queen's Joust at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Available from 25 May 2024 to 27 May 2024

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Get your tickets for The Queen's Joust at Leeds Castle, one of the most unique things to do this Bank Holiday

Experience an exhilarating bank holiday filled with combat, equestrian displays, and medieval festivities at Leeds Castle!

Witness thrilling jousting matches between England and France as knights compete for the coveted cup and the queen's honour. Cheer on your favourite knight as they gallop past and clash lances in epic battles on horseback. Don't miss the chance to witness history unfold with two jousting events each day at 1:00pm and 3:30pm.

Admission to Leeds Castle is included with this ticket. Book your Leeds Castle tickets today for the best price and prepare for one of the most unique days out this Bank Holiday. 

The Full Timetable: 

  • Medieval Music & Dance - 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:15pm (Encampment)
  • Meet the Knights & Foot Combat - 11:00am (Main Arena)
  • The First Joust - 1:00pm (Main Arena)
  • Arming the Knight - 2:30pm (Encampment)
  • The Second Joust - 3:30pm (Main Arena)

Plus 15th century trades and activities, including blacksmithing forge, medieval food and drink, coin-minting, tailors workshop, weaving and spinning - All day long!

Meet the Jousting Teams at Leeds Castle: 

Competing over three days for the coveted Leeds Castle International Cup, a team of skilled fighters from France will battle against brave competitors from England, each with their own horse and precious armour.

Points will be accumulated across all three days, with the cup and prize of the queen being awarded to the highest scoring team. The tournament consists of four challenging events, each demonstrating strength and ability.

The English Team: 

  • Stuart Makin
  • Emma Pearn
  • Stacy van Dolah-Evans
  • Per Estein
  • Simon John

The French Team: 

  • Alexandre de Lamballes
  • Arnaud de St Esprit
  • Benjamin Denevers
  • Florent de Verdun
  • Meril de la Touque
  • Quentin de Grand Lieux
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Leeds Castle is a historic castle located in Kent, England. It has a rich history dating back over 900 years and has served as a royal palace for six medieval queens of England.

Leeds Castle is located in Kent, which is about an hour's drive from London. There are also regular trains from London to nearby stations, including Maidstone and Bearsted, where you can catch a bus or taxi to the castle.

General Leeds Castle opening times:

The Castle: 10.30am to 5.30pm | Last entry 5pm

Grounds and Gardens: 10am to 6pm | Last entry 4.30pm

Leeds Castle has a range of attractions, including the castle itself, beautiful gardens, a maze, a golf course, and a falconry display. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the castle's moat or attend one of the many events and exhibitions held throughout the year.

Yes, Leeds Castle is a great destination for families with children. There are plenty of activities and attractions that will keep kids entertained, including the playground, the maze, and the falconry display. The castle also hosts special events and activities for children throughout the year.

Assistance dogs are allowed, however, due to the abundance of wildfowl wandering freely across the estate, we regret that other dogs cannot be admitted.

Leeds Castle admission tickets are valid for 12 months from the day you select when booking. You do not necessarily need to visit on the day you select, but your ticket will be valid from that day onwards and you can visit any day thereafter (excluding estate closures).

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