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The Queen's Joust

Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL
Date and Time
27 - 29 May

The Queen’s Joust

Join us for a bank holiday of exhilarating displays of combat and action, elegant and unusual equestrian, and medieval living and feasting.

27 MAY – 29 MAY 2023


Gasp at the first crash of lances, cheer as your favourite knight gallops past, and watch as England and France not only battle for the coveted cup, but more importantly, for the honour and attention of the queen.

As in English jousting history, no matter if you win the joust, if the queen doesn’t deem you as the worthy winner, she’ll choose someone else. A knight’s armour and demeanour may just win them her hand… it’s not all based on skill and combat.

This event is included with your Leeds Castle admission ticket, if you book online ahead you’ll receive the best price!


Medieval Music and Dance10.30am, 2pm & 4.15pmEncampments
Foot Combat11amMain Arena
Arming the Knight and Mounted Skill at Arms1pmMain Arena
Arming the Knight2.30pmKnights’ Encampment
The Joust3.30pmMain Arena
15th Century trades and activities including: blacksmithing forge, medieval food and drink, coin-minting, tailors workshop, weaving and spinning.All dayEncampments

Event organiser is Leeds Castle.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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