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Margam Castle, Ghost Hunt, Saturday 23rd April 2022

8pm till 2.00am Only £45.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunts here at Margam Castle are certainly not for the faint hearted, Deep growls and groans are experienced in the many empty eerie rooms, strange unexplained lights and mists have been witnessed on the grand staircase. The gothic style building is said to be haunted by an extremely angry and violent spirit of the gamekeeper, there are also reports of visitors seeing his ghostly figure wandering through the woodlands. Join the team as we open the doors on this mysterious and chilling location. Investigate the huge grand staircase if you Dare ! riffed with paranormal happenings this location certainly wont dissapoint.

Some History of Margam Castle 

Margam Castle is a large Victorian era country house, built in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales, for Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803–1890). It was constructed over a ten-year period, from 1830 to 1840, on a site which had been occupied for some 4,000 years and which from the 11th century until the dissolution of the monasteries was an abbey.

Although called a "castle", the building is really a large comfortable country house, one of many "mock" castles built in the 19th century during the Gothic Revival.

After making a Grand Tour of Europe as a young man, Talbot returned to south Wales and from 1830 he set about redeveloping the family estate at Margam. The new castle was designed in a Tudor Gothic style by the architect Thomas Hopper (1776–1856), while Edward Haycock Snr (1790–1870) was supervisory architect and designed parts of the interior and exterior of the house, the stables, terraces and lodges. Talbot also took a keen interest in the project, encouraging his architects to borrow elements from Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire(ancestral home of the Talbots and home to his cousin William Henry Fox Talbot) and Melbury House in Dorset (home of his mother's family, the Fox-Strangways, Earls of Ilchester).

William Henry Fox Talbot was a frequent visitor to Margam, and the castle featured as an image in some of his early photographic experiments. Margam's links with photography also include being the location of the earliest known Welsh photograph, a daguerreotype of the castle taken on 9 March 1841 by the Reverend Calvert Richard Jones.

After the death of Emily Charlotte Talbot, the daughter of its first owner, the castle passed to her nephew and continued to be used by the Talbot family until 1941, when it was sold. David Evans-Bevan, who bought it, found it too large to live in, but could not find any public organisation interested in taking it on, and it fell into disrepair. For many years it belonged to the local authority, but was not open to the public. In 1977, a fire caused substantial damage, and it was only after this that a restoration project began in earnest.

Today Margam Castle is a Grade I listed building and is in the care of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

THIS EVENT INCLUDES 

  • Access after dark to the Castle and Chapter House
  • A guided tour and brief History for those wanting this
  • Working in Small Groups, Using array of different equipment and techniques
  • Spiritual Medium during the investigation
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
  • Complimentary light snacks

Please remember to bring your torch as these are required at all our events. Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.

This Location is not suitable for people with walking and mobility issues.

OVER 18's ONLY 

BOOK YOUR MARGAM CASTLE GHOST HUNT HERE

Please Note:

Before booking this event please read the following as per our terms and conditions that are agreed at the point of sale.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of any circumstances.

When you make a booking with us it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you are able to make the event date that you have booked, as Paranormal eye cannot offer a refund or transfer your places onto another event date if you or any of your party are unable to attend.

The reason for this is that all places are paid for in advance to our locations, which means we are still liable for these costs even if you cannot attend the event.

THIS EVENT IS OVER 18'S ONLY. ANYBODY UNDER IN THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND.

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