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Public picks the UK’s ten favourite parks - Thousands vote
in poll to find the most loved Green Flag Award-winning parks
Staff and volunteers at the Park are celebrating after being
voted one of the ten favourite parks in the UK. In total, more than
30,000 people voted in last year’s People’s Choice poll –
showing just how much communities up and down the country value
their parks and green spaces.
The People’s Choice competition is organised by the Green Flag
Award scheme which recognises and rewards the best green spaces in
the UK and beyond. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the
Green Flag Awards, delivered in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy with
support from Welsh Government.
Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.org for more
Our FREE App
'Discover Margam' Smartphone App is now FREE to download for
Apple and Android from App stores.
See Margam Country Park as you’ve never seen it before with this
interactive guide to the sights, sounds, secrets and surprises of
the Park. You can use the app in the
park or at home from your armchair!
Discover Doctor Who’s filming
locations, rare deer breeds, fairytale cottages, castle ghosts and
Complete challenges to earn badges
and achieve the ultimate award of ‘Margam Country Park
Select which categories interest you;
history, natural history, tv and film locations, outdoor
Based on your interests the ‘Discover
Margam App will display interesting locations on a map and alert
you when they are close by.
At each location, gain points by
answering questions and taking part in challenges. Pit your wits
against other trainee rangers and collect Ranger badges as you work
your way up the leader board.
Great fun for the
(This is the English language version
the welsh will come along towards the end of
The project was grant funded from
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) sourced through Visit
Wales and the Friends of Margam Park.
Archeologists uncovered Medieval Floor Tiles
around the base of the Chapter House ruin in the Orangery Gardens.
To keep them safe they have been photographed and will be
The alternate green glazed and buff coloured
tiles can be seen in the picture.
Aerial views put
park in the picture to boost
WHILE it may not be in 3D a new documentary
has brought a whole new dimension to the story of Margam Park.
The DVD features footage taken from a
camera fixed to a mini-helicopter to provide never-before-seen
aerial views of the area's top tourist attraction.
Friends of Margam Park commissioned the DVD,
which will be unveiled at a free of charge event starting at 7pm in
Margam Orangery on Sunday.
"We had a grant towards it but we have also
put a fair amount of our own money into it," said Friends member
"For part of it we hired a two-man crew who
brought a helicam to take aerial shots filmed at 60 frames a
"It took the two of them to work it, with
one flying the helicopter by remote control and the other operating
National Museum of Wales buys Margam House
Two panoramic 18th Century paintings of one
of the great former houses of Wales have gone on show at the
National Museum Cardiff for the first time.
The museum bought the paintings of the now
disappeared Tudor Margam House for £218,500.
The paintings are the Welsh museum's first
early estate works and they show a landscape now transformed by the
M4 and the Port Talbot steelworks.
They illustrate the dramatic changes over
the last 300 years.
The paintings entitled View of Margam House,
Glamorgan, looking South and View of Margam House, Glamorgan,
looking North - were bought with the help of a £142,300 grant from
the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and support from the Art Fund.
For more information
Dr Who Locations in the Park
Since 2007 the BBC have used the Park as a
location for various parts of the Dr Who series.
Find the locations HERE.
Catch the Echoes...A digital sound
installation...eavesdrop on voices from the past in
the Park... project www.catchtheechoes.com
A great short video clip has been sent in by
one of our regular visitors... John McGrath..it really shows
what's here!...Thanks John! Watch it on Youtube.