Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Margam Country Park

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51°33'38"-03°43'48" show decimal

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Margam Country Park
Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

Margam Park is an 850 acre estate on the southern slopes of Mynydd Margam. It played a religious role for centuries, with an abbey built in the 12th Century until razed by Henry VIII in the Disolution. The "Tudor" mansion Margam Castle was built in the 19th Century.

Admission: Free

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 38, then head south on the A48; the park is on the left-hand side. (0.5 miles, 1m) +

Parking Details

3.00

Areas within Margam Country Park to visit:

Orangery

Enter the grounds and bear left through the gate; then turn left to the orangery.
House (west side)

Enter the grounds and bear left through the gate; then turn right and walk up to the house. of the house.
House (south side)

Enter the grounds and bear left through the gate; then turn right and walk up to the house. Head up the stairs and bear right to the south side of the house.
House (north side)

Enter the grounds and bear left through the gate; then turn right and walk up to the house. Head up the stairs and bear left to the north side of the house.
House (inside)

Enter the grounds and bear left through the gate; then turn right and walk up to the house. Head up the stairs and bear left to the north side of the house, and enter the house through the doorway (when open!).

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Orion Electric Ltd (The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter): 1.83 miles.

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Kenfig Hill Opencast Site (The Doctor's Daughter): 3.62 miles.

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The Rest (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 4.76 miles.

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Court Colman Manor (Something Borrowed, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith): 5.71 miles.

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Seabank Hotel (The God Complex): 5.90 miles.

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Coney Beach (Adam): 5.93 miles.

Filming Reports:

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30 May 2012: Album - Filming for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2

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31 May 2012: Album - Filming for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2

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BBC Wales Doctor Who Sightings - Steven Price from Briton Ferry met David Tennant during filming at Margam Castle, Port Talbot, in October 2007 (The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky)

In the News:

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2 May 2012: The Sun - Jen know Who this is?

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1 Jun 2012: Daily Mail - "New girl on the tardis: Jenna-Louise Coleman pictured filming her first scenes as Doctor Who's new assistant"

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27 Oct 2007: Evening Post - "Who's having fun at the castle?"

Further links about the location:

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Neath Port Talbot - Margam Country Park

Related Stories

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Eye of the Gorgon [23 Apr 2007]: The Abbey

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Something Borrowed [5-7 Nov 2007] (Orangery): Gwen and Rhys's wedding.

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The Sontaran Stratagem [23-26 Oct 2007]: The Rattigan Academy

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The Poison Sky [23-26 Oct 2007]: The Rattigan Academy

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The Beast Below [22 Sep 2009] (Orangery): Liz's Bedroom/Corridor

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The Pandorica Opens [5 Feb 2010]: Roman Camp/"Stonehenge"

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The Big Bang [5 Feb 2010]: "Stonehenge"

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