Event runs from 9pm-4am £39pp
YOUR NIGHT : –
Will include full use of paranormal equipment, assisted by our experienced staff, also free time to explore the castle yourselves. Refreshments are included throughout the night & at no extra charge tea/coffee/hot choc/juice/biscuits, cakes.
A small torch/spare batteries, wear flat shoes & warm clothes.
As most of you know this will be our 6th time investigating Margam. In 2015 Our Daughter Sophie took the famous photo on the staircase of a possible apparition it’s now our cover photo & profile picture ( we changed the colour original is in our photo album of Margam) You can also find it in the photo gallery.
We have always had activity there, Children singing, footsteps, a few different apparitions being seen, things being thrown and over the years reports of the angry game keeper Robert Scott who was killed by a poacher slamming doors and throwing objects making himself known along with other entities including Lady Emily Talbot, the large figure of the old blacksmith & monks on the grounds & along the long corridors and dramatic rooms. We will also investigate the orangery & ruins( weather permitting)
…. What will you find?
This 19th Century Tudor Gothic Mansion was designed by the architect Thomas Hopper for Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.
The house was built in 1830 – 40 at a cost of £50,000 using sandstone from nearby Pyle quarry. Listed Grade I as a mansion of exceptional quality, the Castle has some spectacular features such as the vast staircase and octagonal tower.
One frequent visitor to Margam was Talbot’s cousin, Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock. A pioneer photographer, he succeeded in taking one of the earliest photographic views which clearly shows the corner of the south west façade .
In 1942, the Castle and estate remained in the ownership of the Talbot family when it was acquired by a local landowner, Sir David Evans Bevan, and in 1974 by the County Council, the present owners, when it was of ruinous state.
A disastrous fire in 1977 gutted the interior. An ambitious restoration program continues.
No one is to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol .
No pregnant ladies.
No under 18’s
PARKING – yes just outside the main doorway at the rear of the castle. Up a long winding road.