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

The 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 100 hectares 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.

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.


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

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