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Cosmeston Medieval Village

Lavernock Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 5UY


During the development of Cosmeston Lakes Country Park in 1978, excavations uncovered the remains of a community over 600 years old, and so began a unique archaeological project to restore the village of Cosmeston.


The medieval village is set in the year 1350. It was a fascinating time in history as the village had been given a new boost of life by the de Caversham family. 



The Medieval Village is wheelchair friendly and open 7 days per week





Weddings at Country Parks

We can offer a Tithe Barn, other historical buildings or a dedicated meadow for hire as a wedding venue for civil ceremonies, wedding blessings and wedding receptions.


Weddings at Country Parks


When arranging a visit to Cosmeston Medieval Village please call ahead as entry is subject to school/group tours, events and filming taking place


Free Entry

The Medieval Village is free of charge to enter and look around the buildings and grounds.  Interpretation panels are located throughout to inform visitors about this unique site reconstructed on original foundations and set in the year 1350

Opening times are 10.00am to 5.00pm April to September (last entry at 4.00pm) and

10.00am to 4.00pm October to March (last entry at 3.00pm)

(Closed Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 01)



Medieval Baker

Guided Tours


Guided tours are available for schools and organised groups only

The guide in costume and character will lead you as 'the visitor' to their village on an entertaining tour of the furnished buildings and grounds. During the tour you will have the opportunity to interact and ask the villager questions


Your guide on the day might be; Henry Hogg the swine herd, Elsbeth of Oxford, Father Edwin the village priest or Walter the village Reeve

Extra activities are also available


Please call for prices and to discuss/arrange your school/group visit    

(Closed Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 01)

Audio units

Audio Wands

Why not enhance your visit and hire an audio wand.  The wands provide a voice who, in character will inform the visitor about the village.  The audio wands can be set to provide this entertaining tour in Welsh and English.


Audio wands can be collected from the reception.


Self-guide audio wands are available throughout the day 10.00am to 5.00pm April to September (last entry at 4.00pm) and 10.00am to 4.00pm October to March (last entry at 3.00pm).


Cost: Adult - £6.15 / Child or Concession - £4.31


(Closed Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 01)

Medieval Village Map

Cosmeston Medieval Village

Lavernock Road


Vale of Glamorgan

CF64 5UY



  • 029 2070 1678