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'Clash of Knights' at Beeston Castle

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Schools have finished for the summer and what to do over the coming weeks?

Well, start with the ever popular CLASH OF KNIGHTS event at Beeston Castle.

Everyone enjoys this fantastic medieval experience where teams of knights battle it out for victory — there are also battle drills for budding young knights!

  • Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 July (11am-5pm) - book online and also receive a 10% discount!

Visitors will be invited to observe at close quarters as the teams of the North, South, East and West engage in an adrenaline-fuelled competition for honour and glory. The knights will demonstrate their skills in archery and clash in a crest melee, where the opposing teams attempt to knock the crest off the opposing captain's helmet in pitched battle. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken, but only one team will triumph.

Throughout the event, there will be a chance to soak up the sights, smells and sounds of medieval Beeston as an encampment sets up within the castle. Medieval music will be on offer from Wynndebagge, and budding young lords and ladies will be able to enjoy live storytelling, take part in a Children's Melee, Junior Jousting and Have-a-go Archery.

"For lovers of historical action, Beeston Castle is the place to be this weekend", says Beeston Castle Manager Kate Potter, "Experience the thrill of the spectacle as our knights practice for war, and engage in a chain-mailed adrenaline-fuelled battle to prove their power and might."

  • Let us not forget the role of Beeston Castle in the English Civil War. 'Armed and Ready' on 27-28 August between 11am-5pm, allows everyone to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the English Civil War as warriors and families set up camp in the castle grounds — book online and receive a 10% discount.
  • 'Hands on History — Outdoor Adventures'. A series of action-packed time-travelling fun events will be delivered by the 'Hands on History Crew' throughout July and August — all from 11am-5pm. To avoid disappointment, this event will be repeated 3 times throughout the summer holidays.

To view and/or book events at Beeston Castle CLICK HERE

(image of Beeston Castle by kind permission of the Sandstone Ridge Trust)

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