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Jousting tournaments to return to Hever Castle this summer

Popular summer jousting tournaments are set to return to a Kent castle.

Knights on horseback will square up to eachother in the outdoor sporting spectacles which kick off at Hever Castle on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9.

Jousting is set to return to Hever Castle this summer
Jousting is set to return to Hever Castle this summer

The Knights of Royal England will be entertaining the crowds with their displays in an authentic arena on weekends throughout the summer holidays.

The castle, which is surrounded by 125 acres of grounds and award-winning gardens, has been reopened to visitors for some weeks, with social distancing measures in place.

As part of the jousting, visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket to watch the tournament from the two-acre field or can watch the joust in style from the medieval spectator stands.

Some new safety measures will be in place and the procession with Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Knights of Royal England from the castle forecourt to the arena which is normally part of the event, will not happen this year.

The site also recently reopened its children's play areas to the public.

Jousting will be some outdoor sport this summer
Jousting will be some outdoor sport this summer

Tickets for seats in the spectator stands can be pre-booked for £25, with seating in line with current government guidelines.

The tournaments will also be held on the weekends of August 15 and 16, 22 and 23 and Bank Holiday weekend August 28 to 31.

To book call 01732 865224 or email info@hevercastle.co.uk. To find out more click here.

For more news on events and venues reopening across Kent click here.

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