Margam Castle - The Ghost Book
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Margam Castle

Margam Castle Ghosts
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Port Talbot, Wales, UK

DATE BUILT: 1830 to 1840.

GRADE LISTED: Grade I

RUINED: No.

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A country house built in a mock castle style during the Victorian Gothic revival. 

OTHER USES: The castle now houses a museum and also provides a ghost hunt venue. 

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: There is much evidence to suggest there has been life of the grounds of Margam Castle for over 4,000 years. Relics found on the grounds date back to Bronze and Iron Ages, and there is strong evidence of Roman and Celtic habitation.

Between 1147 and 1537  you would have been able to see the abbey ‘Capel Mair ar y Bryn’, (Chapel of St Mary On The Hill). The remains still exist on the grounds. 

The original Margam Manor stood from 1536 to 1787 on the site now occupied by the orangery. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: Despite its name, the building is actually a manor built to look like a castle. It is made of sandstone from the nearby Pyle quarry.  

In 1974, the county council took over the ownership of Margam which was in a state of ruin. It was damaged further by fire in 1977, which left the interior entirely destroyed. Since then, Margam Castle has been subject to an ongoing restoration project. 

CLAIM TO FAME: In 1900, the owner Lady Emily Charlotte Talbot was one of the richest women in Britain, with a legacy of £6 million in old money. 

Margam Castle has featured on several TV and film productions. TV series ‘Dr Who’ was filmed there in 2007. The BBC TV series ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ was filmed in 2012, and it can also be seen in the 2017 Netflix film ‘Apostle’. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: In the late 1800s a murder took place on the grounds of Margam Castle. 

DEATHS: In June 1898, gamekeeper Robert Scott, 39, was murdered by a poacher on the grounds during the night. 

Lady Emily Charlotte Talbot died at the property, following failing health due to old age. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• Robert Scott – the gamekeeper. 

• An Airforce pilot nicknamed ‘Legs’.

• Children in Victorian clothes.

• A blacksmith. 

• ‘Brother Tom’ – a medieval monk.  

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Heavy footsteps heard. Giggling children heard. Running footsteps heard. 

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Dark shadows seen.

Intelligent: EVPs recorded have matched answers obtained via a spirit board.

Sensory: Drops in temperature. People report being grabbed by unseen hands. 

Poltergeist: Heavy doors slam closed on their own. Objects move on their own. Stones have been thrown at people. 

Technological: EVPs recorded. 

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MARGAM CASTLE GHOST HUNTS

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced paranormal activity at Margam Castle?

Would you like your encounter published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes 

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

MARGAM CASTLE

Port Talbot

Wales

SA13 2TJ

UK