Margam Park

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I visited Margam Park several times growing up, but it was only on a recent trip that I realised how lovely it truly is.

The Park is made up of three main buildings — Margam Abbey, Margam Castle, and the Orangery — set in 850 acres of grounds. What I like best about it is there are so many pockets to discover, like the animal farm, deer herd, walking routes, and fish pond.

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View from the Hillfort walk

Taking a walking tour with a wildlife volunteer was a really great way to explore the grounds, and we managed to get quite close to the deer! There are a number of different walking routes — all of which set off from the Visitor Centre. Our guide even pointed out this little guy, a rare Mandarin Duck.

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After our walk, we headed to the animal farm — another great little addition to the Park, making it an ideal place to visit for families.

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It was starting to get a bit chilly, so we made our way back to the ‘Castle’ (although it looks more like a grand, gothic mansion), near the entrance to the site. I remember seeing a Shakespearean play in here while I was in school and how atmospheric it was. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on the Park’s upcoming events.

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Margam Castle

Entrance to the Park is free, but car parking fees apply. For more information, visit margamcountrypark.co.uk

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