Margam Country Park
Port Talbot, Glamorgan
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Park is set in 1000 acres of glorious parklands, offering beauty,
history, wildlife and a wide range of facilities. It has surprises around every corner
A Tudor-Gothic style Victorian Mansion House, Margam Castle with its vast
stairhall and octagonal tower.
Ornamental gardens including
gardens around the Castle,
Monastic Gardens, Orangery Terrace and a unique Fuschia
Collection, rhododendron bushes etc.
Narrow guage railway runs from the car park to the Castle. (Separate charges
Wood Vibrations Trail - a musical trail
featuring giant wood instruments which runs from the car park through the
woods to the discovery centre.
An 18th Century Orangery
the longest in Britain and it is fronted by 3 ornate fountains featuring
entwined dolphins and scallop shells.
Iron Age Hill Fort at the back of the
castle, originally occupied by an Iron Age tribe who fought the Romans.
A 12th Century Chapter House - the remains of a 12 sided chapter house
originally part of a Cistercian monastery founded on the site in 1147. It
relied on sheep rearing for its income and was dissolved in 1536 by Henry
Other animal attractions include a good
population of peacock, birds of prey in aviaries and rare breed Glamorgan
Cattle are raised on the estate.
Go Ape High Wire Forest Adventure.
(Separate charges for this)
Crazy Golf (Separate charges for this)
6 Waymarked Walks, one of which includes
Hill fort Viewpoint which overlooks a boating lake.
Fishing and a pond with it's mandarin
Visitor Centre in the castle courtyard
has a gift shop, information centre and cafe
and the best deer herd in Wales
The Margam Deer Herd
The deer herd today roams through around 500 acres of
parkland. It dates from Norman times although several references are made to
deer in this area during the time of Roman occupation. The herd was
but over the last 15 years firstly
and then Pere David deer have been
introduced. The Pere David are an endangered species
and in the park they are part of a breeding programme under way in
conjunction with Whipsnade Safari Park. The herd in 2011 consisted of 300
fallow, 64 red and 34 Pere David.
Margam County Park is
also home to the Margarm Country Show held in August of each year and runs
many other events during the year and on these occasions entry fees may be
Location: Margam Country Park, nr Port
Grid Reference: SS804862
Getting there: M4 J38 onto A48 and follow the
brown tourist signs.
Other Useful Websites:
Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot
All Year. Summer Season: Daily
Winter Season: 5th Sept-31st Oct Daily 10am-5pm; 1st Nov-Apr Wed-Sun
10am-4.30pm and Mon & Tue 1pm-4.30pm
Charges: Free Entry - car park charge of
for car; £6 minibus. Separate charges when special events taking place.
Separate charges for the railway and crazy golf.
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During the winter months some facilities at
the park are closed.
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