Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village

Thatched Cottages and barns at Cosmeston Medieval Village
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Cosmeston Medieval Village is the largest reconstructed Medieval Village in the UK. The buildings were reconstructed by archaeologists on their original 14th century foundations between 1979 to 1990.

Visitors to the village are guided around either by costumed tour guides or audio units, who explain to visitors what village life was like in Wales in the middle of the 14th century a time of the Black death and the Hundred Years' War.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

The village is open between 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the summer and from 10.00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the winter.

Guided tours are 10:30, 12.00, 1:30 and 3,00 o'clock during both the summer and winter. Tickets for guided tours can be purchased from the main reception in the country park and must be purchased no later than 15mins prior to tour start time.

Audio guides can be purchased from the main reception in the country park and operate from 10.00 until 4 in the summer and 3.00 in the winter.

The village is closed on the following dates: Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 01.

Admission charges

Adults £5.00, children and concessions £3.50, Children under five free of charge.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Night vision image of one of the cottages at Cosmeston Medieval Village

Ghostly Goings On

  • 31 October 2018 3-4:30pm

Hear all about paranormal activity that has been witnessed by staff and paranormal investigation teams like UK Ghost Hunts and the South Wales Paranormal Research. What secrets will be revealed about the people who used to live here?

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17


Cost: £7.50 per person (pre-paid booking only)

Advisory notice, children may be frightened and must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-paid: booking essential due to limited spaces


Image of a Halloween Pumpkin with the word Boo carved into it

Spooky Halloween Tales

  • 31 October 2018 10:30-11:30am

On these days only the bravest will be granted access to search and discover the spooky tales of Old Cosmeston Village. Children will be led on an atmospheric tour as they discover All Hallows Eve has come.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13


Cost £5 per child (pre-paid booking only)

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Suitable for all the family


Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village
Lavernock Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 5UY




029 2070 1678

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.