Hop Through History & Jousting


13:00 Jousting Field Opens, 
14:00 Arrival of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn at the Castle
14:15 Jousting Tournament Commences


Jousting is included in the price of admission tickets - book online to save.
£1.50 per seat in stand (approx. 120 seats) - book on the day at the stand.
£2.50 per seat in the Queen's box (4-6 seats) - book on the day at the stand.
Free of charge viewing areas around arena.


Hop Through History & Jousting – AUGUST 26 – 28

Hop through History takes visitors from the age of the Saxons, via the Viking invasion to the Norman conquest, when the first stones of Hever Castle were thought to be laid, to Edwardian times when the Astors were in residence.

In the grounds watch the Vikings and the Normans go head to head with weapons displays. Wander around the encampments on the trail of history. In the Castle copies of the Doomsday Book will be on display. 

Tudor encampment, re-enactments and stalls with more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the Bank Holiday.

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Hever Castle Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

Join the procession from the Castle forecourt as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Knights of Royal England make their way to the arena. Bring a blanket or watch the joust in style from the medieval spectator stands, available for a small cost. Then choose which knights you support and cheer them to glory.

Tickets for seating in the medieval spectator stands can be purchased upon arrival at the stands with cash only and on a first-come first-served basis.

Jousting is taking place on the following weekends:
July 15 & 16
July 22 & 23
July 29 & 30
August 12 & 13
August 19 & 20
August 25 – 28

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle and grounds and to change or cancel events.

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