Visit Cosmeston

Tours of the dig have now ended…

…however, the medieval village is still open daily. Why not come along to discover more about archaeology and local history?

Archaeology in action

During excavations at Cosmeston, Cardiff University runs free daily tours of the dig. Visitors have an exciting opportunity to see first hand our archaeological excavation, providing opportunities to watch archaeological methods of investigation and recording taking place, talk to professional archaeologists, and see a range of newly discovered artefacts. Visit the events page to see what is happening at the site.


The medieval village and excavation is located at the beautiful Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. The park is open daily with a visitors centre (10am – 6pm), café (8.30am – 8pm) and public toilets. For a full range of facilities please see here.

The medieval village – open 11am to 5pm (April to October) or 11am to 4pm (November to March) – is one of the most exciting heritage projects in South Wales. Visitors can explore reconstructed 14th Century medieval buildings and meet some of the villagers!

How to get there

Cosmeston Medieval Village is located just outside Cardiff on Lavernock Rd, Penarth, CF64 5UY. For travel information and advice please see the Park website.


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