Medieval mayhem at the castle

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The normally tranquil grounds at the historic seat of the Fraser family will be transformed as the clang of metal on metal and the whinnying of highly-trained warhorses fill the air at its jousting weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday (21-22 July), the grand baronial tower house will be the backdrop to battle, medieval style.

The fearless Knights of the Damned will take to their steeds to compete for honour and glory in a traditional jousting tournament. These talented horsemen and their mounts will demonstrate the skills, thrills and spills of the historic sport which is thought to have originated in the 11th century.

Property manager Christina Low said: “Castle Fraser has a very long history, so it seems appropriate that knights are once more jousting in the shadow of our castle. Our jousting weekend will transport visitors back to medieval times, bringing the sights, sounds and smells of medieval battle to life, showing Castle Fraser as it might have been in the past.”

Tckets are available online at www.nts.org.uk/events