If you are looking to watch exhilarating horsemanship and courageous knights face each other in the field, go to Caerlaverock Castle on the last weekend of July for ‘Spectacular Jousting’.
The medieval Scottish castle will be hosting this jousting event on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st. The fun-packed event will also see visitors explore the sights and sounds of medieval life in the encampment by meeting the knights fresh from battle, visiting the horses in their stables and seeing falcons flying overhead.
“Returning for the first time in two years, Spectacular Jousting is one of our best-loved family events,” says Gillian Urquhart, Events Manager at Historic Environment Scotland. “Visitors will feel as though they’ve been transported back to the Middle Ages under the backdrop of the picturesque Caerlaverock Castle.
“We’re encouraging new and returning visitors to come along and enjoy all that the event has to offer. There’s a colourful line-up of daring competitors and their noble steeds, and we’re looking forward to an exciting weekend celebrating this iconic medieval sport.”
The stunning Caerlaverock Castle, one of over 70 attractions managed by Historic Environment Scotland, 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 – 4pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, with the main jousts taking place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. The Castle grounds will be open from 10am for visitors to explore before the event begins at 11am. Click here for more details and tickets.
Top Image: Courtesy Historic Environment Scotland