Arundel Castle - Joust the Ticket!

 

Competitors from around the world are heading to Arundel Castle next week

to vie for the prestigious Order of Arundel at the spectacular Jousting

and Medieval Tournament (25-30 July) -

the pinnacle of the Castle's events calendar.

 

The gruelling six-day tournament, which is the longest of its kind in the world,

will see representatives from England, France, Norway and Poland face off in

a thrilling battle of strength, skill and nerve.

 

With rivalries as fierce as ever as

the competition enters its ninth year at Arundel Castle, visitors can expect

edge-of-their-seat excitement from the off as competitors mounted on

horseback and clad in gleaming full plate armour lead an action-packed programme.

 

Played out in the shadow of the mighty Castle, Arundel Castle's Jousting and Medieval Tournament is the only competition of its kind in the country.

 

 

The jousters are required to wear full plate armour, in-keeping with the

15th century authenticity of the event. This is no mean feat, as the armour

can weigh on average 25-35 kilos.

 

Reaching combined impact speeds of up

to 35-45mph, jousting is not for the faint hearted, but promises an

awe-inspiring visual spectacle for spectators.

 

In addition to the action at

the tilt rail, visitors will also be able to enjoy more activities than ever

before including daring hand-to-hand combat challenges, craft displays,

ancient cookery demonstrations, storytelling and have-a-go archery.

 

For more information on Arundel Castle and its events calendar, or to

purchase tickets for the Jousting and Medieval Tournament,

including access to the event, Castle and Gardens, please visit: www.arundelcastle.org.

 
 

 

For more information visit: www.arundelcastle.org

 

or call 01903 882173