FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

How to Find Us

The map above shows the location of FSC Margam Discovery Centre and surrounding field sites. Simply click on the pins for further information. By clicking on the centre pin or the links below, you will be able to view the inside of the centre and its grounds.

If travelling by bus:

Stops at main road entrance, 15 minutes walk to reception area
From Bridgend & Pyle: First Cymru X1
From Neath: First Cymru 226 or 227 to Port Talbot Bus Station, then X1
From Port Talbot Bus & Train Stations: First Cymru X1
From Swansea: First Cymru X1

Bus information Traveline Cymru; 0871 200 22 33; text 84268

If travelling by train to Port Talbot Parkway:

Frequent Great Western links London Paddington, Reading, Swindon and Bristol Parkway (connections from north east England and Midlands) with Port Talbot. Arriva Trains Wales direct to Port Talbot from Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester, with connections at Cardiff from south and west of England. For overseas visitors, there are good rail/air links from London Gatwick & Heathrow, Bristol and Cardiff International Airports.
Bus X1 from outside Port Talbot train station; taxis also available at station

Minibus transfer or taxi from centre possible from Port Talbot Parkway -approx 10miles away

Train information National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

If travelling by car:

Margam Country Park, is easily accessible off Junction 38 of the M4 Motorway.  If travelling from Swansea take Junction 38 and continue along the A48 signposted to Pyle. You PASS the main gates to Margam Country Park and continue for just over a mile until you reach a very short section of dual carriageway.  Just after the start of the dual carriageway you will see a brown sign on your left for Margam Discovery Centre and Twyn yr Hydd House, turn left here down the slip road until you approach a large set of double gates.

If travelling from Cardiff, take junction 38 off the M4 motorway and go right around the large roundabout and take the A48 signposted to Pyle, the rest is the same as for the Swansea directions.

Accessing Centre Gates

You will arrive at 2 sets of gates.  The Margam Discovery Centre gates are the gates to the right and signposted 'Margam Discvoery Centre'.  You will need to press the CALL button in the silver box to the right of the gates to gain entry.  Please speak clearly, specifying your name and organisation, our centre staff will activate the gates to allow you access.

Once inside the Park, please follow signs to Margam Discovery Centre (left for cars, right for coaches).  Once you have crossed the little stone bridge, take the next left and follow the road to the Discovery Centre.  The centre car park is at the back of the building.  Please park your vehicle and report to reception.

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