Attend one of Northern England’s most thrilling spectacles as armoured knights engage in full combat on horseback.

Witness the drama, pageantry and passion as masterful knights and their trusty steeds battle valiantly to defend their honour, in this gripping 15th Century Jousting Tournament. Come and see who will be victorious in Alnwick Castle’s authentic display of chivalry and courage!

In between these spectacular performances, why not discover more of medieval England? See what else we have on during the Joust of the North below.

This incredible spectacle between the 3rd and 7th of August is free with admission to Alnwick Castle!
Please note:
  • Sensible footwear is required (trainers or walking boots are advisable) due to the steep and uneven surfaces leading to and from the Arena.
  • Alcohol or glass is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • This outdoor event is weather dependent. In the unlikely event that cancellation occurs, a provision of 2 demonstrative talks will be allocated as a replacement. 

Jester Show with Zooted

Be thoroughly entertained by the delightful antics of our resident jesters, Zooted. Witness wonderous circus tricks and medieval mischief which is bound to have your sides splitting with uncontrollable glee! Otherwise… It will be off with their heads!

Falconry Displays with Raphael Falconry

Observe an exceptional display of falconry, combined with enchanting storytelling and inspiring history! Watch in awe as these birds of prey swoop, glide and soar from rampart to roof and discover more about one of England’s more unusual sports.

Harry Hotspur the Rolling Horse with Reach the Core

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.