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Address: Margam Abbey, Margam, Port Talbot SA13 2TA, Wales
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+44 29 2050 0200

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After reading some reviews thought this may be a bit rubbish but wanted somewhere not too far from Porthcawl to visit. No one about so we just wandered in, several notice boards... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A collection of pre-Conquest early Christian memorials and stones housed in a Victorian Schoolhouse. Yes, some visitors say it's on the small side, but there are around 30 different stones in the museum, all rich with local history. If you're visiting Margam Park and Margam Abbey, it's worth the visit.

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After reading some reviews thought this may be a bit rubbish but wanted somewhere not too far from Porthcawl to visit. No one about so we just wandered in, several notice boards telling you about the stones and their meanings. Also a very clear stone where the writing was translated. Second level up a metal stair case which had tombstones... More 

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

small museum with a display of ancient stones. unless you have a great interest in the topic it takes about 5/10 minutes to see

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Thank julmey
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Visited on bank holiday because Margam Park was asking for outrageous prices to access the park, so it was a spontaneous visit. It is secluded in a small cluster of houses, an abbey and a "restaurant". When we got there, it was closed and locked with a sign saying it was closed on bank holidays. We were just about to... More 

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Thank ZaynMusic
Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Phoned on the allocated day and arranged a time to visit the museum. However after a considerable detour to get there, no one arrived to open the place up. It looked an interesting place, but it is very unfair to visitors, not to honour a carefully planned excursion.

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Thank stagbag
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Very small , abbey is of some interest they fail on certain points of interest though . For example Dic Penderyn was born 3 miles down the road in Pyle and buried in nearby aberavon . the Glamorgan heritage coastal path diverts inland to avoid the steelworks and passes right past the abbey, great for walkers and cyclists. Very little... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

It is only a small museum, but if you are interested in celtic stones it is well worth visiting. Be careful to take the brown sign for the stone museum rather than the brown sign for the country park. At the country park we were told that you could get to the stone museum from there.They charge you for the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

A very good example of a Cistercian Abbey. The Chapter House being focal point.You can visualiise the day to day liife of the moonks by walking the site. Also Capel Mair on a hhill overlooking the site.

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Thank Brian J
Cerritos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We didn't know quite what to expect when we arrived here on a Sunday morning. The volunteers at the church next door were very friendly. The museum itself is tiny - you really need to be interested in history to enjoy this. There is a large interesting graveyard next to the museum.

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Thank Barbara F
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Food quite expensive, toilets nit very clean!! Dog fouling on parts of pavement, I think beverage and food prices need to be lowered, wil not visit again, or recommend,

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