Margam Park
Margam Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Hercules R
    Ullapool, United Kingdom462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    We had a really enjoyable visit. It was lovely to walk our three dogs through the grounds. There was plenty of parking. The views were spectacular. We fed the alpacas which was a treat, they are such beautiful creatures. The cafe was only taking cash, and it was fortunate we did have some. The food and drinks were pricey. There were toilets. We saw some deer in the deer park. There were people fishing for carp. My only criticism is that there were not enough dog water bowls , as almost everyone had dogs with them
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Daisy W
    Glasgow, United Kingdom68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out!!
    I have being regularly going to Margam Park for years and love it! So much to do there! They always have seasonal events on such as Illuminate at Christmas time! Lots of hiking and biking trails for all abilities! Seasonal pass is well worth the price! Has toilets and cafes there aswell! The dogs love going there too!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Roger G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,743 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Park with Masses of Space, Helpful Volunteers and so Much to See
    Our first visit and on a weekday with no trains running, the Abbey Church locked, etc. A lot of repair work going on at the castle and a feeling of neglect of the area behind the security fences. Car parking is not free, but entry is. The Orangery was closed for an event, but the cafe at the castle was open. It has a good gift shop that shuts over the lunch 1/2 hour. Signage is not great and the park leaflet map lacks a lot of detail and a compass setting. Plenty of play areas, superb gardens and the castle is Grade 1 Listed. The farm animals are very much an attraction in their own right. Enthusiastic folk at the Turbine House where they generate power for the park and sell extra on the grid. Overall a great place with masses of space.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • John A
    Brentwood, United Kingdom428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good day with an under 2
    A really huge space with lots to see and do. It is really well maintained and just a joy to walk around. Slight downside is the map is not that accurate and signage around the park is mixed. Farm area is wonderful for young children - the animals have plenty of space. There are a few things which look like they need a bit of TLC but generally it is in really good condition and there is obviously a lot of improvement work going on. We spent 6 hours there with an 18 month old (grandparents treat!)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Sophie F
    Combe Martin, United Kingdom340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, train amazing 100% must see.
    This is a must do if your in the area. It's absolutely stunning, no admittance fee simply just pay car park and so much to do and see on the inside. Lots of wasps around the food areas which could do with being addressed. Beautiful place, train amazing 100% must see. Visited the Abbey whilst at the park too to visit family graves. Our first time to the area and we will 100% be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • cupcake554
    Blaina, United Kingdom275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    Margam Park was lovely ,everything was very pretty, grounds, which were immaculately clean, seemed like something out of Alice in Wonderland. The only downside was that the restaurant was closed for a private function, which we did not k ow beforehand. The children's play area was lovely ,however, some parts of the playground could have done with renewing and repainting. Some of the Ropes on parts of the play areas were damaged Even with these minor faults, I would definitely recommend a visit . Wear good shoes as there is a lot of walking .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Shirley D
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Margam park
    I love Margam Park but it was a showery day . We thought we’d go and have something to eat. The cafe was Charlottes Pantry and the food looked lovely but there was nowhere to sit and eat. People were coming in looked for somewhere to sit but just left. What a shame. Can’t believe that as an attraction they can’t accommodate people. They must have lost a fortune.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2023
  • BlueAde
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing place
    We stopped here and planned to be here for a couple of hours, that turned into 4. Really great site, and really well preserved. Really interesting history and plenty of walking. We walked up to the top of the hill for a spectacular set of photo's, and then headed into the grounds for lunch (amazing baguette). We then walked around the farm to see the animals and rounded off the walk by walking around the gardens. Really stunning setting and gives some amazing views of Port Talbot. Loved it
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • grumpymum77
    Cottingham, United Kingdom70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day out
    We had a lovely relaxing day out here. We enjoyed the farm animals and the Abbey. Unfortunately we couldn't really see inside the castle as there was repair work going on which was disappointing. The little cafe was nice and had a decent selection but some covered seating would be good. All in all a nice day out.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Megan M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking light show and trail at Luminate margam park
    Went to the Luminate at margam park tonight, and I couldn’t recommend it enough. The grounds are magical and beautiful for kids to see. The staff are all friendly and helpful, and the food court was brilliant. The light show at the castle took my breath away and was so beautiful I was almost moved to tears, I didn’t expect to be as impressed as I was but it’s clearly a labour of love and wealth of imagination that was poured into the luminate project at Margam park.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 25, 2023
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Katie B
Stourton, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Spent an enjoyable few hours at Margam, something for everyone, though the fairy garden play area needs a bit of updating. We appreciate somethings have to be closed due to COVID, but it was looking a bit sad. Various sculptures dotted around which could have done with a plaque to explain, but other than that well worth the £6 car park fee, entry into the park itself was free.
Written August 19, 2021
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Shelagh
495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
What a lovely place! We went with our extended family, a picnic, cricket bat, tennis rackets and balls.
Plenty of space for eating and drinking with numerous tables, a little outlet selling ice cream and picnic fare, toilet facilities and the buildings and ruins themselves.
The walk around the deer park is peaceful and provides lots of space for children to run around and play.
The castle and orangery look interesting (we were disappointed they are currently closed - coronavirus), however it was interesting to walk round the abbey ruins.
We spent around 3 hours there, but if the children’s playgrounds and other attractions had been open it would certainly be a good day out. It’s currently free to visit because parts are closed, but even when fully open the only cost is the £4 car parking fee.
Will definitely revisit
Written August 2, 2020
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Valleys chick
Wales, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Margam Park is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do and see. There are a number of playgrounds, a castle, extensive walks and an orangery, as well as a train, fairy land, bike hire and Go Ape. The views are magnificent with alot of wildlife including deer. I would recommend bringing a picnic and games (balls, kites, scooters etc) to help keep young ones entertained. The park offers great value for money and it is the type of place where you can spend the entire day.
Written September 11, 2021
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Torlus
Port Talbot, UK551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
We visited the Abbey years ago but somehow missed the huge park! It is lovely especially on a nice weather day. Lots of marked paths, the orangery is pretty and some ruins around. The Castle looks spectacular from the outside, though currently neither are open for visitors. Blame lockdown.

There are carving and statues along the paths that are quite interesting and paths signposted up the hill that form part of the Cistercian Path.
Lots of grassy areas for picnics, dogs and kids to run.
So mainly for walking or strolling but not too strenuous. Could happily spend a few hour here.
Entry is free but is £6.60 to park and its Council run with proceeds to the upkeep. So much better value than in England!
There is a very clever dog wash and drying station (self service) to clean any muddy puppies before returning to the car.
Written September 28, 2021
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Sarah B
Staffordshire, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Saturday Day - When my friend and I arrived during the daytime, there was a long list of things which were closed. However, this isn't the fault of the staff. A lot of things had been broken/affected by the recent storm and they were trying to piece it all back together. So while we were disappointed, it was nobody's fault. We still had a lovely, albeit shorter, walk around the park.

Sunday Evening - We had booked to visit the Luminate light trail and were glad to see that everything had been suitably reset. It was a wonderful experience and the staggered entry times meant that it wasn't too crowded. Plenty of food and drink to choose from although the price of a basic hotdog was rather steep. Still, a lot of effort had gone into the display and there was no need to rush around. Once inside we could take as long as we wanted. Certainly worth the entrance fee.
Written November 30, 2021
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Peter D
Mirfield, UK22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The park land and scenery are well worth seeing but the various walks are very poorly marked. We visited in October where most of the facilities and attractions were closed yet the car park charge is the same as in high season!
Unfortunately the amount of litter dropped by visitors was atrocious. A more effective litter clearing system should be put in place.
Written October 13, 2021
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Adrian 53
Swansea, UK246 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Today whilst visiting I had attitude off one of the parking attendants at the gate house to the park, today July 16th at 13.30 approx I along with my partner and disabled daughter came to visit the park. When I spoke to the attendant about the cost of parking £6.60 I queried is it the same price all day, the Conversation went like this.

Me... Hello, what time doYou close. 

Attendant... Six oclock

Me.. is it £6.60all day or is reduced.

Att. No its £6.60 all day.

Me that's ridiculous to charge £6.60 for half a day?

Att. Well if you can't be bothered to get out of bed in the morning don't expect it to be half price as it your choice to come here at this time. 

There was no apology or sympathy in his tone of voice and attitude.

I for one won't be back here anytime soon. 
Written July 16, 2021
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Keith J
Llanelli, UK430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Visited on the 18th December which was a cold clear night, we had our children and grandchildren with us,the paths were clear and easy to walk around ,even the five year olds had no problem. The lights are good and the Fairies were probably the grandchilrens favourite. On the down side £2.50 for a single marshmallow was expensive especially when we were a party of eleven. Parking was well organised and easy, well worth a visit.
Written December 28, 2021
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Woodbine_69
Wrexham, UK51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Admittedly it was a very damp day, which didn’t help, but this was a very disappointing visit.

The fee you pay is for parking - £7.70 which is pretty extortionate in comparison to every other country park I’ve ever been to. I suppose if you have seven in a seven seater that’s not bad, but for two of us. . , What’s more, despite there being two huge and almost completely empty gravel / tarmac car parks, we were forced to park in an area that wasn’t much more than a field, more of a bog – cars skidding around, enormous potholes in the mud, sinking deeply into it as you get out of the car. We asked at the payment lodge if we could park in one of those huge, empty, mud free areas but were told no, not unless you have a disabled badge. I have nothing at all against the provision of disabled parking, but a space which would have fitted around a hundred cars but with only two in it, and just 6 (empty) spaces specifically labelled as disabled spaces, yet we can’t park on it despite the terrible state of the parking mire – what are we paying the £7.70 for? Obviously not for maintaining a car park.

We tried to visit the main house – but only the entrance hall and stair well are open – very impressive, admittedly, but very bare apart from a couple of information boards, and only a minute proportion of the house. Was the car park price reduced because most of the main building is shut? Not by a penny.

Never mind, lets visit the Orangery that the website boasts so much about. What about the indoor seating area at the end of it, where it would have been lovely to sit out of the damp for just a few moments? Guess what – both parts are locked. Not a ha’penny off the cost though, naturally.

What about the Gift shop? Nope, closed too. And the turbine house, also made a lot of on the website and leaflet – you wont be surprised to know that this was also closed. Anything off the cost of parking? Not a farthing.

The Park Train wasn’t running either.

One last chance – the Citrus House. Utterly astonishingly it was actually open, and interesting too, though probably not worth £7.70.

This is probably better value for money if you have small children who’ll like the castle play area and the Fairy land woods. But for adults, and on a rainy day, it’s just not good enough. And the horrendous car parking bog needs sorting out too – or they ned to take the sensible decision to actually allow visitors who have just paid £7.70 to park to use the tarmac’d or gravelled areas.
Written April 11, 2024
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swilliams
United Kingdom68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Not disable user friendly or family friendly for families with young children and babies in prams. The foot paths didn't have access for buggies let alone disabled access. Not many places to be able to feed babies or any breast feeding facilities let alone anywhere to sit down to eat . It took us an hour to find somewhere that was actually open just for a bottle of water on a warm day. One place was open in the whole park and 2 toilets . The parking price was expensive for a few hours to walk around when everything was closed . Most snack shacks and the castle and the train . Sign posting could be improved too . There are other places alot more family friendly and better organised that don't don't cost a penny to visit so we won't be returning.
Written June 26, 2023
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