Margam Park and   Abbey

Steeped in history, wildlife and natural beauty, there’s something for everyone at Margam Park.

The magnificent Margam Castle, 18 century Orangery with ornamental gardens and deer park are set within 800 acres of breathtaking countryside.

The attractions include a narrow guage railway, adventure playground, Fairytale Land (children’s area with a nursery rhyme theme) and a refurbished farm trail.  There are also a series of waymarked walking and mountain bike trails available.

 

Throughout the year, the park hosts various events from Living History Weekends to Clown Festivals and Charity Walks.

Margam also have a Deer herd which roams through approximately 500 acres (200 hectares) 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, originally exclusively fallow, is of excellent genetic quality with heads to rival any in the British Isles.

In the last 15 years firstly Red deer and then Pere David deer have been introduced and thrive in the park. 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.

 

 

 

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Margam Park is a Grade I listed garden and landscape where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, classic and modern planting, lakes and long vistas which have evolved since mediaeval times.

 

When the Authority acquired the Park in 1973 much of the building and surrounding gardens were derelict and over the years much work has been done, the Orangery now refurbished augments the eclectic collection of buildings on the site and the Orangery gardens contain many interesting trees and shrubs including several large Tulip Trees, a Cork Oak and a very large cut-leaved Beech.

 

The Broadwalk Steps are flanked by glorious rhododendron, introduced to the park by Frank Kindom Ward and nearby you will come across the intriguing Bamboo Collection and a Japanese Garden.

 

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Please also note that Season Tickets are not valid for certain events within the Park where separate charges apply.

 

Please refer to our events guide or contact the Park Office. +44 (0)1639 881635

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Park Admission and Opening Hours

 

Entry to the park is free although there are charges for parking. Prior to your visit, please check that the date of your visit does not coincide with a special event being held at the Park, for which separate charges apply.

 

Please note that on Bank Holidays there is a charge ranging from £4.00-£8.50 per adult and £3.00-£6.50 per child depending on the event.

 

Spring Summer Season 2016/17:

 

All Park facilities are open

Free Entry - Car Parking £4.90 (On Special event days an entry fee will apply). For facilities, please check opening times on arrival.

Autumn Winter Season 2016/17:

Autumn Winter Season 2016/17:

 

Parkland and gardens open for walks. Pop to spot the animals on the farm trail or go for a swing in the adventure playground!

 

5th September - 2016 - March 2017

Open Daily from 10am to 4.30pm (Please note from 1st November to mid Jan-  Monday & Tuesdays open 1.00pm - 4.30pm.)

Childrens Village open 10 am- 3.30pm at weekends and during NPTCBC school holidays.

Margam Park Train Closed Autumn Winter Season

Electric Trampers and Wheelchairs available

Free Visitor and Events Guide

Charlotte’s Pantry & Discovery Centre Cafés opening times vary, please enquire at cabin

Free Entry - Car Parking £4.90 (On Special event days an entry fee will apply).  For facilities, please check opening times on arrival.