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Margam Country Park

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The Park is open but with significant safety measures in place

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Swallow Watch

In these strange corona virus times it feels more important than ever to embrace the power and beauty of nature. We want to bring a little part of the Park right into your living room with our Swallows nest camera which is new for this year! We have been posting clips of the latest action from the nest every couple of days. We can all follow the saga right through the nesting season from building the nest to laying eggs and chicks...we hope you enjoy!

 

Castle and Gardens

Listed Grade I as a mansion of exceptional quality, the Castle has some spectacular features such as the vast stairhall and octagonal tower.

The house was built in 1830 – 40 at a cost of £50,000 using sandstone from nearby Pyle quarry. Listed Grade I as a mansion of exceptional quality, the Castle has some spectacular features such as the vast stairhall and octagonal tower. (the castle is closed at present).

In the gardens you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, classic and modern planting, lakes and long vistas which have evolved since medieval times.

Deer and Wildlife

Discovering Nature

The famous Margam Deer Herd today roams through approximately 500 acres (200 hectares) of parkland. It dates from Norman times, the herd, originally exclusively fallow, is of excellent genetic quality to rival any herd in the British Isles.

The relative freedom from disturbance and the wide variety of habitats in the Park have encouraged many different plants and animals to make the Park their home.

Among the more common mammals to be seen are foxes, badgers, hares, grey squirrels, voles and shrews. Moles are abundant on the lower parts of the park, their presence betrayed by molehills.

Mute Swans, Coots, Moorhens, Canadian Geese, Mallard, Tufted duck and Pochard inhabit the lakes, whilst the patient observer may see Kingfishers besides the streams. Skylarks, Stonechats and Wheatears can be seen over the grasslands with Buzzards, Kestrels and occasional Red Kite in the skies.

Activities for All

The Park is many things to many people.

From walking to cycling, orienteering, coarse fishing, watching the deer, enjoying the peace...... the park provides a wonderful environment for all to enjoy.

For the more energetic why not come and enjoy Go Ape the UK’s No.1 tree top adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the woodland floor. Or you can get involved with the team at  Margam Adventure who offer a range of great fun outdoor activities including bike and Go Kart hire.

Park Membership

Full of benefits and a great way to enjoy the Park if you are a frequent visitor!

Why not become a 'Park Member' with our membership scheme?
Enjoy all these benefits when you become a member:-

  • Free parking for 1 car at Margam Country Park – valid for 1 year from date of purchase
  • 10% discount in the Park Gift Shop
  • 10% discount in Charlotte’s Pantry
  • 10% discount in MCP outdoors
  • 10% discount in Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
  • Early Park entry, from 9am-10am (not operating during Stage Three Opening CV19)
  • Late Park entry, 30 minutes prior to closing time (not operating during Stage Three Opening CV19)

 

Hospitality

Let us help you plan your special day

Margam Park has a long tradition of inspirational entertaining, and the welcome continues today.

Renowned for creating tailor-made events our experienced Chef, Banqueting Team and Events Team can offer you a package to suit any occasion. From intimate to unexpected, our teams offer a comprehensive service ensuring your function will be unforgettable and uniquely yours.

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