Leeds Castle Joust

Type:Show / Display

Leeds Castle, Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL
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Jousting tournament at Leeds Castle, Maidstone.


Medieval Jousting returns to Leeds Castle this bank holiday weekend with mighty clashes and thrilling entertainment for all ages at the Grand Medieval Joust. 

Competing over three days for the coveted Leeds Castle International Cup, a team of five skilled fighters from France battle against five brave competitors from England, each with their own horse and precious armour.

Throughout the weekend there will also be other medievial events and activities to entertain, educate and thrill. Witness the amazing site of the Trebuchet being fired across the Castle lawns, experience the sights and sound of medieval cannons and see reenactors living as they did in Medieval times in encampments on the Castle lawns!

Entry to this event is included with your admission ticket.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports. Clearly sign posted from all routes - following the brown and white tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

We recommend travelling to Bearsted Station.Southeastern runs frequent services to and from Bearsted and a coach shuttle service run by Spot Travel is available from the station from April to September.

Nuventure no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne.

Arriva no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne.

Opening Times

Season (30 Apr 2022 - 2 May 2022)



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