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Knights' Tournament at Carisbrooke Castle

Between 6 & 8 August, go back in time and get up close to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Carisbrooke Castle Knights’ Tournament!

a knight in armour
Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle at Sunset

What's On

Four armoured knights and their squires will clash in four gruelling rounds, and you’ll be transported back to the 15th century as you experience the pageantry, excitement and action of the fearsome tournaments that took place at the castle in days gone by.

Sitting high and proud at the heart of the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle has been an artillery fortress, king's prison and a royal summer residence. Today it's the quintessential romantic castle, with plenty to see and enjoy in the fresh open air. 

Experience far reaching panoramic views from high castle walls, or wander the moat to discover King Charles I's bowling green. Enjoy the tranquil Princess Beatrice Garden and stunning St Nicholas' Chapel, all before meeting the adorable Carisbrooke donkeys.

Don’t miss one of history’s most spectacular sporting contests - book online to save 15%.

Getting There

From Southampton: Set sail to East Cowes with a car and up to 7 passengers, and find Carisbrooke Castle a short drive away.

By car: Castle Hill, Newport, PO30 1XY

By bus: Southern Vectis routes 7, 12 and 38 from Newport will get you to Carisbrooke High Street, a 10 minute stroll from the castle. Plan your journey here