Cosmeston Medieval Village

Cosmeston Medieval Village Cosmeston Medieval Village

Cosmeston Medieval Village, Lavernock Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 5UY, United Kingdom

Cosmeston Medieval Village is a living history medieval village near Lavernock in the Vale of Glamorgan not far from Penarth and Cardiff in South Wales. Based upon remains discovered during a 1980s archaeological dig in the grounds of Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, it is a re-creation of 14th-century peasant life in Wales in the Late Middle Ages.

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 village has been used in movies and for many reenactment events during the year.


  • The Baker's House and Village Ovens: the baker rented the buildings in which he baked and sold his baked goods.
  • The Herbalists Hovel and Herb Garden: this is an area where a wise woman of apothecary may rest and store herbs as she works the herb gardens.
  • The Reeve's Buildings: a series of buildings rented from the lord of the manor (a cottage, barn and byte, open courtyard and with adjacent gardens)
  • Take a guided tour:  a guide in costume and character will lead you as 'the visitor' to their village on an entertaining tour of the buildings and grounds.



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Adult: £5.10, child above 5 years old: £3.60

Services & facilities

  • Restrooms
  • Baby changing
  • Parking


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