Whenever my parents come to visit me I like to take them to familiar places which I know they like, but I also throw in a couple of sites/ towns where I’ve never been, so that we can explore together. This time, after a trip to my beloved 1940s Swansea Bay Museum, we decided to go and have a look at Margam Park, just off the motorway (Junction 38).
The park is absolutely massive, and there are lots and lots to see, like the ruins of this Cistercian Abbey above.
The highlight is Margam Castle, a large Victorian Gothic mansion. In my mum’s words “I feel like I’m in a Harry Potter movie”.
The mansion is surrounded by a massive park and we managed to see some of the deer herd.
Inside the mansion was this very impressive, Harry Potter-esque stone staircase.
The inside of the mansion was surprisingly bare, and there were numerous tools lying around. Maybe there are some works going on at the moment and they’re planning on putting furniture? It would really be stunning.
We were quite lucky with the weather, it was a beautiful, crisp Autumn day, which enabled my dad to take all these beautiful pictures. This is definitely somewhere I’ll take them again.
More info on Margam Park:
Entry to the park is free but there is a charge for the car park (3.90 for a car). There is a coffee shop and a gift shop inside. The Park is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm in the winter season.