Knights battle it out at Priory in front of thousands

Thousands of people enjoyed a ‘knight’ of fun as a heritage site played host to a lively re-enactment.

An estimated 2,200 people visited Tynemouth Priory over August 8 and 9 for the special Clash of Knights event.

Crowds were entertained by the Clash of Knights event at Tynemouth Priory. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Crowds were entertained by the Clash of Knights event at Tynemouth Priory. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Knights in armour clashed head-on with full-scale battle re-enactments.

And in between the breaks, visitors – both young and old – were able to chat to the knights and try on some of the armour, as well as get up close to some of the chain-mail and swords.

Crowds were entertained by the Clash of Knights event at Tynemouth Priory. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Crowds were entertained by the Clash of Knights event at Tynemouth Priory. Picture by John Tuttiett.