Medieval Village Comes To Life


Published 15 May 2014


Cosmeston Medieval Village is set to come to life this bank holiday weekend as it invites visitors to experience medieval life first-hand at its ‘Troubled Times’ event.


Medieval-knightVisitors will get to experience aspects of what life was like living in a small village at the beginning of the 15th century, including where people lived, how they prepared and cooked food, and how they brewed beer. There will also be a travelling fayre carrying all sorts of unusual goods for sale.


The event is ‘a day in the life’ of those who would have lived in a medieval Welsh village 600 years ago. However, it is no ordinary day. The event will allow visitors to watch on as knights, ladies, and gentlemen gather for the celebration of the Feast of Pentecost.


The event promises to immerse visitors into what was, as the event’s organisers explain, a particularly nervous time for people in Wales: “Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr was missing after his failed uprising against the English. Some of his men, hungry and leaderless in the countryside, had begun attacking unwary travellers and raiding villages. Men from the village practiced their archery, hoping to protect their families if bandits attacked.”


Since being re-discovered in 1978, Cosmeston Medieval Village has played host to many historical re-enactments, and more recently has even been used to film the BBC’s hit series Merlin, and even an episode of Dr. Who.


The Troubled Times event however is set to be a far more immersive and engaging experience for visitors as it looks to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of medieval Wales.


The event will be held at Cosmeston Medieval Village on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 May and will cost £8, with concessions of £5 for children 14 or under, and free entry for under-5s. There is also a family ticket available for two adults and two children for £21.