Events at Pendennis Castle

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    Knights' Tournament

    Go back in time and get close to the action, as medieval knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill.

    Arrows will fly, swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the Grand Melee finale.

    Set against the backdrop of a seaside castle, this family day out is one for the history books. Four rival knights don their armour and battle for glory, as spectators cheer their champion and merry music fills the air.

    When you arrive, pick up a celebration crown, pop it on your head and be a merry monarch for the day! Then, immerse yourself in the encampment and meet characters from the past to hear all about day-to-day life. Young adventurers can test their aim with ‘have-a-go’ archery, or meet the castle Jester for some age-old mischief. Surround yourself with medieval pageantry, and hear the crowds ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as falcons soar through the sky.

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    Legendary Joust

    Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost.

    Our fearless fighters and their magnificent horses will charge at each other at full speed in and unforgettable display of chivalry and sheer courage. Choose your champion and cheer them on to victory – or console them in defeat.

    This spectacular sporting contest will take place between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd August 2023. Book online and save 10%.

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    Ahoy, me hearties! Set sail for Pendennis Castle this summer and get ready for a spectacular adventure on the high seas between Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th August 2023.

    See some of history’s most famous pirates fight it out at close quarters, and listen to them tell their tales of booty, bounty and barnacles.

    With shows, demonstrations and hands-on activities, there’ll be plenty of piratical fun for the whole family - whether you’re a scallywag, a salty sea dog or a lily-livered landlubber.

    Book online and save 10%.

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