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.



Cosmeston Medieval Village The Village Buildings
Exposed-Foundations History and Reconstruction
Cosmeston Medieval Village from field


Making bread medieval village

Educational Tours

Story Teller at Cosmeston

Guided Tours


Hire the Medieval Village



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


Medieval Baker

Guided Tours 

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. 


You will also have the opportunity to interact and ask the villager questions. Upon your visit you may encounter; Henry Hogg the swine herd, Elsbeth of Oxford, Father Edwin the village priest and Walter the village Reeve.


Tickets available at reception and must be purchased no later than 15mins prior to tour start time


Guided tours are subject to school parties, groups and events.  Please call ahead to check availability


Cost: Adult - £5.10 / Child and Concession - £3.60 / Children under five, free of charge.

Family ticket £15.00 – 2 adults plus 2 children under 16

Family ticket £17.50 – 2 adults plus 3 children under 16


Tour times: 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

(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 - £5.10 / Child or Concession - £3.60

Family ticket £15.00 – 2 adults plus 2 children under 16

Family ticket £17.50 – 2 adults plus 3 children under 16


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

Medieval Village Map

Cosmeston Medieval Village

Lavernock Road


Vale of Glamorgan

CF64 5UY



  • 029 2070 1678