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Margam Country Park - Orangery

Set in 850 acres of glorious parklands, Margam Country Park offers beauty, history, wildlife and a wide range of facilities to make it one of the best days out in Wales for all the family. It has surprises around every corner, from the magnificent 18th Century Orangery, an impressive Tudor-Gothic style Victorian Mansion House, a 12th Century Chapter House, to the unique Fuschia Collection and the newly restored historic gardens around the Castle,the Monastic Gardens and Orangery Terrace.

The 18th Century Orangery is the dramatic and magnificent centrepiece to the gardens, it is fronted by an elegant terrace with three ornate fountains featuring entwined dolphins and scallop shells.
In 1973 when the Estate was acquired by the present owners, the Orangery was in a ruinous state. Four years later the restoration of this beautiful building was completed and it was opened by the Queen in her Silver Jubilee Year.

Built from 1786 to 1793 by Thomas Mansel Talbot to the design of Anthony Keck, it is listed Grade I as one of the finest classical buildings in Wales and of 275 feet in length it is the longest Orangery in Britain.

 

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Panoramic: Orangery© Chris Gill Jones 2003
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