Margam Castle Wales

Margam Castle is a spectacular Tudor Gothic Mansion and is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Wales. The Castle was built between 1830 and 1840 and is a listed Grade I building of exceptional quality, with some spectacular features such as its long stunning staircase.

On arrival to this scary location, you could be fooled into thinking that you are actually stepping into a horror movie - as this majestic and atmospheric building looks more like Dracula’s castle!


The Margam estate had been in Thomas Mansel Talbot’s family since 1536; however Thomas Mansel Talbot had demolished the original mansion house in 1787 to replace it with the magnificent Orangery that can be seen in the gardens today. Proud of this ancient family lineage Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot had always been attracted to romantic Margam. He wished to rebuild a suitable country residence which would complement Margam’s illustrious history.

The site was deliberately chosen for its historic associations and picturesque position at the foot of a wooded historic hill, Mynydd-y-Castell, itself the site of Margam’s earliest habitation, with the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey and the eighteenth century Orangery visible to the West. The prospect of the house, rising above the Orangery and monastic remains to the west is unique in Wales.

Ghosts and Spirits

This very scary location is a ghost hunters dream with an interesting array of Sprits who are said to haunt this building, making their presence known to many who have investigated here in the dead of night.

Even Margam Castle’s own security guards have reported many strange experiences such as running footsteps, cries and the laughter of children even when the building has been reported to have been empty. The spirit of a Game Keeper, who worked at the mansion for many years by the name of Robert Scott, likes to make his presence known regularly, by appearing to people, slowly walking down the impressive gothic staircase. This same spirit also seems to take delight in scaring unsuspecting guests by throwing stones during vigils and séances and seems to be responsible for much of the poltergeist activity within the mansion.

This location really is not one for the faint hearted you have been warned!

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