It’s amazing just how many people you speak to who either have never heard of Margam, or if they have, they’ve never been. Why not? It’s amazing.
It’s not like it’s even small or hidden to be honest. This country park estate is around 850 acres and about 2 miles from Port Talbot.
It was once owned by the Mansel Talbot family and is now looked after and owned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. I mean, this is one serious council house.
Within the park are three notable buildings: Margam Abbey, a Cistercian monastery; Margam Castle, a neo-Gothic country house that was once the seat of the Mansel Talbot family; and the 18th-century Orangery.
So why would you want to visit Margam when it’s sunny, or any day? Well that is very simple. There’s the acres of countryside with a castle, orangery, deer park, visitors’ centre, lake, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairytale Village and adventure playground to keep you busy! On top of all that, just look at it. It’s really going to take the family’s breath away.
There’s also Go Ape treetop adventure, coarse fishing, plenty of animals – sheep, pigs and hens. Enough picnic tables to stop, eat and take it all in. You can arrange a castle tour or maybe go to one of the many special events they have throughout they year, like an outdoor screening of Bohemian Rhapsody (which sold out by the way).
One final thing. When the house was built from 1830-40 it, incredibly cost £50,000. WOW!!!
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