Firstly, get into the spirit of this Medieval setting by listening to this video. As you watch, imagine I am the fair maiden, Anders is singing and well Dexter is the little person!!!
This is Drumlandrig Castle where there was a jousting tournament held on Sunday. Drumlandrig castle belongs to the Duke & Duchess of Buccleugh and their family home has stood here for hundreds of years. It is said that the Jacobite rebellion stayed here with Bonny Prince Charlie and that some of their troops rode horses up the main stairs!
Also, Neil Armstrong, the famous US astronaut stayed in the same room Bonny Prince Charlie stayed in when he was over visiting trying to research his family ancestry - there you go!
4 Knights were there to battle for victory, the Black Knight ironically was riding on a horse named Dexter! The tournament is I believe an annual event in the grounds of the castle.
This knight is apparently French and came 4th place!
Below is the Black Knight who is showing the audience the winner of last years tournament - yep his head!
Some more interesting things about this castle, there are very valuable paintings as well as antiques dating back as far as the 15th century!
The blue knight who became victor was a local boy done good and the green knight was actually a Lady!
It was however only the Black Knight who was given a favour of a leopard print boulder holder! Clearly there are some very serious female fans in the crowd!!!
This was the medieval compere!
After the Black Knight managed to knock the Blue Knight off his horse, a sword fight began to find the victor!