• Cosmeston Lakes

    Country Park and Medieval Village

Cosmeston Lakes

Country parks in South Wales


Cosmeston Lakes and Country Park

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is open all year round. There are over 100 hectares of land and water, with some areas designated S.S.S.I (Site of Special Scientific Interest). It is a haven for paradise, and with flat, even paths it is accessible to everyone. Alongside a children's playground, you will find picnic benches and a cafe for refreshments. There are also BBQ areas.

These very well-maintained grounds include walks along wide paths around the two lakes, with a bridge over the centre for a shorter walk. Several meandering walks branch off through woodlands or fields into the surrounding areas. It takes about 40-60 minutes to walk around the lake.

Cosmeston Lakes Opening Times

Dawn till dusk

Cosmeston Medieval Village

During the development of the country park in 1978, excavations uncovered the remains of a community over 600 years old. An archaeological project to restore the village began. Today, 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. 

Opening times are 10.00am to 5.00pm from April to September and 10.00am to 4.00pm October to March (last entry at 3.00pm). 

Is Cosmeston Lakes free?

There is no entry fee for Cosmeston Lakes, however, you do pay for parking. £1 for up to 2 hours and £2 for up to 4 hours.

Cosmeston Lakes Postcode

Cosmeston Lakes address is Lavernock Road, Penarth, CF64 5UY

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff to Cosmeston Lakes

Cosmeston Lakes is approximately a 19-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff. Using the bus network, it would take around 43-minutes to get there from the hotel. Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel, or you can use Nextbike, which would take around 30-minutes, cycling down the gorgeous Taff Trail

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized rooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book with confidence

We know flexibility is important now more than ever, so we've changed our rates to give our guests more choice. We've got you covered with super flexible hotel rates offering free cancellation and semi-flexible rates offering great value stays with plenty of options.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welsh Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before exploring. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available, including Welsh beer and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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