Margam, Neath Port Talbot, Wales

Margam Castle

Margam Abbey

Margam Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Margam) was a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1147 as a daughter house of Clairvaux by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII of England in 1536 and sold to Sir Rice Mansel.


Margam Abbey is supposedly haunted by both a Monk and a White Lady.


Pictured left is a view of the Abbey ruins courtesy of Mick Lobb.



51°33′22″N 3°43′45″W.


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For further information, please read Ghosts of Wales by Peter Underwood.

Margam Castle

Margam Castle is a splendid example of a Tudor-Gothic Mansion and has an illustrious haunted heritage. With it’s sheer appearance it deserves to have such ghost stories.


It is said to be haunted by a White Lady and an unknown male from the Victorian era. There are also plenty of accounts of other types of phenomenon reported. A popular Ghost Tour takes place at the castle throughout the year.

St Donat's Castle,

St Donat's,

Llantwit Major,

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The castle was featured on Series 8 of Most Haunted.


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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks and Ghosts of Wales by Peter Underwood.

Mynydd Margam

Mynydd Margam overlooks the village, and on it there once stood what was known as the Bodvoc Stone. For its preservation, it was moved to the Margam Stones Museum. However, the once superstitious villagers regarded it as Y Maen Llwyd or The Sacred Stone. It was also said to conceal buried treasure and was haunted by Bodvoc himself.


Visitor Information

Margam is a suburb of Port Talbot in the Welsh county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

It is situated close to junction 39 of the M4 motorway.

Pictured above left is a view of Margam Castle courtesy of John Lord. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.