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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

Penarth, Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The country park has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, with some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest protecting the rare and diverse plant and animal species.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a haven for local wildlife. Its flat, even paths are easily accessible to everyone and many people visit again and again.

The two flooded quarries have become the main lakes at Cosmeston. The 12 ha of open water attracts large flocks of waterfowl which include impressive numbers of mute swans, mallards and diving birds such as the great crested grebe.

On the western side are the Dovecot Fields which are separated by Sully Brook running through the middle. It is here that the remains of a medieval dovecot can be seen. Situated within the country park is a reconstructed 14th century medieval village Here, costumed guides show visitors around the period furnished buildings.
Cosmeston Medieval Village

One of the most exciting heritage projects in South Wales, Cosmeston Medieval Village lets you step back in time to see, touch, and even smell how life was in 14th century Wales.

Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year! New features include the byre and the Herbalist's Hovel.

A cafe within the Visitor Centre building serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Lavernock Road, Penarth, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF64 5UY, Wales


Click here to visit Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village's website
029 2070 1678

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

April - October
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


Free admission

General Admission (Guided Tours)
Adults: £5.00
Kids: £3.50
Under 5's: Free

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


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