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Scone Palace to host world champs in medieval combat

The International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships run from 10 - 13 May 2018.

Scone Palace, near Perth in Scotland, will host the IMCF World Championships in medieval combat, with thousands of visitors descending on the historic visitor attraction.

The event will see 500 competitors and 500 officials from over 31 countries who will set up a medieval encampment on the grounds of the palace.

Competitors will take part in full-contact medieval battles, duelling, team fights and archery across the four days.

Scone Palace will be the first UK venue to host the world championships which take place every three years across the globe. The popularity of the sport increases daily, grabbing the attention of William Murray, Viscount Stormont and son of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield, who is bringing the championships to the venue.

“It was quite the spectacle, like watching boxing in armour,” William says of his first experience with medieval combat in New York. “It was hugely entertaining to watch, and not for the faint-hearted. I was brought up watching the film A Knight’s Tale, so I found myself completely taken by the sport. It’s a real coup for us to be hosting the World Championship.”

Stephen Brannigan, Head of House Opening for Scone Palace, says “We’re thrilled to be hosting the International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships at Scone Palace, which we believe is the perfect setting for the event. It’s going to be a real-life Game of Thrones and an event for everyone – adults, kids and families. We know they’ll share our excitement for witnessing this fascinating and upcoming sport.”

The event will run at Scone Palace in Scotland from the 10 May until the 13 May 2018.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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