Joys of joust at Lincoln Castle

A grand medieval joust is taking place at Lincoln Castle. EMN-150515-124338001

A grand medieval joust is taking place at Lincoln Castle. EMN-150515-124338001

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English, German and Welsh knights will make their way to Lincoln Castle this coming bank holiday weekend to compete in a grand medieval joust.

From Saturday, May 23 to Monday, May 25, the castle will be hosting a three-day, medieval tournament of full-contact jousting for the honour of Lincoln.

The first competition of the day will begin from 12noon on the Saturday.

Four brave and fully-armoured knights, mounted on horseback, will be competing, with a champion proclaimed at the end of the three days.

Jon Hogan, marketing and events manager, said: “We are bringing together some of Europe’s finest jousters for an exciting spectacle - the likes of which Lincoln has not seen for many a year. Added to this, we have a full supporting cast of costumed performers to immerse visitors in medieval England of the 15th Century.

“Visitors can also sample medieval life in the living history encampment of the Lincoln Castle Garrison. Don’t miss out on all the fun.”

Tickets cost £12 for adults, £9.60 for concessions and £7.20 for children.

Family tickets (for two adults and up to three children) are also available for £31.20.

They can be booked online at www.lincolncastle.com.

Tickets include admission to the event and all the castle’s attractions.