Grand Medieval Joust at Lincoln Castle

For the first time since 2019, real knights on horseback will return to Lincoln Castle’s grounds and battle it out in ‘the Sport of Kings’. Meet the knights, choose your champion and cheer them on as they clash lances on the main lawn on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August, 10am-5pm.

As well as the grand spectacle taking place throughout the day, visitors can also visit the living history camp on site and speak to people from the past about what life was like in medieval times. There will also be live entertainment from jester, Tom Fool, falconry displays, and a gruesome medieval surgeon showcasing terrible treatments of old (not for the faint hearted!). Those that fancy themselves as a jouster can also have a go on the full-sized wooden rolling horse.

The whole event will be watched over by the castle’s popular resident dragons, Lucy and Norman.

Entry to the event is with a standard castle day ticket, which also includes entry to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta. Day tickets cost £16 for adults or £8.50 for children, with concessions and family tickets also available. Annual pass holders get in free. Tickets are available in advance on or on the day.