Medieval Tournament at Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle, Tattershall

Aug 24
24th Aug 2024 - 26th Aug 2024
25th May 2024 - 27th May 2024

Experience a thrilling medieval tournament at Tattershall Castle over the bank holiday weekend!

This May, be transported back in time, as Buckingham's Retinue reconstruct and re-enact late medieval and early tudor life in the grounds of Tattershall Castle, recreating the period known as 'The Wars of the Roses' (1455–1487).

Learn about important elements of late medieval and early tudor life, try your hand at archery, and enjoy the spectacle of fully dressed knights competing in a riveting melee tournament.

The Medieval Tournament returns over the August bank holiday with the Plantagenet Medieval Society.

Marvel at the pomp and pageantry of a knight's tournament, complete with medieval minstrels, dancing and hand-to-hand combat in the arena. Or even have a go with a bow, become a squire and meet the knight's themselves.

A range of refreshments will be available for you throughout the tournament at the National Trust café. 

Accessibility Notice: The re-enactment takes place in the grounds of Tattershall Castle, which contain loose gravel paths and uneven surfaces. Read the full accessibility statement on the National Trust website here.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome

opening times

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May
10:30 - 16:30, last admission 15:30
Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August
10:30 - 16:30, last admission 15:30

entry & prices

Normal site admission charges apply. Additional charges for activities may apply. No need to book.

£12.10 (gift aid) / £11.00 (standard)
£6.10 / £5.50
£30.30 / £27.50
Family (1 adult up to 3 children)
£18.20 / £16.50

More on prices and entry

more information

Sleaford Road 




More About The Venue

Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle is an impressive moated building owned by the National Trust. Built by Robert de Tateshale in the 15th century having received permission from Henry VIII.