Last Alteration: Sunday 07 September 2014

Caerphilly Castle

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51°34'33"-03°13'13" show decimal

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Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YH

How to get here:

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Rail: Caerphilly - Turn right out of the station and walk past the bus station, turning left onto White Street. Follow this along as it becomes Market Street, and then this leads down to the castle entrance. (0.4 miles, 6m) +

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Road: A470 - Head along the A470 to the turnoff for Caerphilly, then follow the A468 to the town. Cross over the first roundabout, taking the exit towards town centre (Nantgarw Road). Follow this into town, and when you come to the castle turn right into Crescent Road, there is signed car parking further along on the right. (2.9 miles, 8m) +

Parking Details

pay and display car park

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableMoat

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Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 9 Feb 2010
Guido guides the Doctor and Rory to the Calvierri palace.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableGatehouse

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The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Marchwood enters Darkening's laboratory

The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Darkening's machine.

 

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The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Clyde and Rani make their way through the corridors.

The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Clyde and Rani make their escape!

The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Sarah enters Darkening's laboratory.

Lost in Time
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Filmed: 7 Jun 2009
Bidding her leave of Mistress Ellen, Rani spots Lady Matilda acting suspiciously.

 

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Photograph taken: 6th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

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The End of Time
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Filmed: 27 Apr 2009
The Master is resurrected!

 

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Lost in Time
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Filmed: 7 Jun 2010
Rani is introduced to Queen Jane.

Lost in Time
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Filmed: 7 Jun 2010
Fire crackling in the evening.

Lost in Time
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Filmed: 27 Apr 2009
Rani listens to Jane.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisablePassage

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 6th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

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The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Clyde and Rani flee through the passageways.

The Etenity Trap
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Filmed: 12 Jun 2009
Sarah is led towards the laboratory.

Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 9 Jan 2010
The Doctor and Rory make their way into the palace.

Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 9 Jan 2010
Francesco and the girls pursue the Doctor's party as they rescue Isabella.

The Rebel Flesh
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Filmed: 29 Nov-6 Dec 2010
Rory goes off in search for Jen.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableGreat Hall

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Photograph taken: 6th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

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Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 9 Jan 2010
The Doctor and Rory make their way into the palace.

Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 9 Jan 2010
Isabella is pulled back into the palace.

 

Additional Notes:

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Filming took place on the other side of the side door in the Great Hall, which is not normally accessible to the public.

Where to walk to next?

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Morgan Jones Park (Journey's End). Exit the castle through the north gate (left by from ticket office) and follow the path around the castle. At the gate, bear right and then follow Crescent Road to its end. Cross over and follow the road opposite to the park.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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The District Miners Hospital (Blink, Reset, From Out Of The Rain): 0.64 miles.

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ASDA (Out of Time): 0.69 miles.

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Watford Road (A469) (They Keep Killing Suzie): 1.11 miles.

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Bowls Inn (The Vampires of Venice): 1.12 miles.

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White Cross Inn (Countrycide): 1.74 miles.

Filming Reports:

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18 Apr 2014: Wales Online - Filming at the castle for Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

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17 Apr 2014: The Consulting Hobbit on Tumblr - Filming at the castle for Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

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16 Apr 2014: Album - Filming at the castle for Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

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2 May 2012: Album - Filming at the castle for The Power Of Three

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2 May 2012: Dave Edwards on Facebook - Filming for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2. Karen Gillan the doctors assistant leaving filming.

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29 Nov 2010: Rob Clarke - Filming at the castle for Doctor Who Series Six

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9 Jan 2010: Rob Clarke - Filming at the castle for The Vampires of Venice

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27 Apr 2009: Rob Clarke/Alun Vega - Filming at the castle for The End of Time.

Production Notes:

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7 Jun 2010: For Lost In Time the room in the gatehouse was dressed to appear as several rooms for Queen Jane in the Tower.

In the News:

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10 Dec 2009: South Wales Echo - "Doctor Who's Tardis appears at Caerphilly Castle" (article on promotion for The End of Time)

Further links about the location:

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Caerphilly Castle - official site

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Castle Wales - Caerphilly Castle

Also seen in:

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1987-1994: Knightmare - The castle made occasional appearances during the quests undertaken in the popular children's show presented by Hugo Myatt as the Dungeon Master.

Related Stories

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The End of Time [27 Apr 2009]: The Master is resurrected

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The Eternity Trap [12 Jun 2009]: Darkening's chambers

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The Vampires of Venice [9 Jan 2010]: The tunnels of the Calvierri Mansion

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Lost In Time [9-11 Jun 2010 tbc]: Rani with Queen Jane at the Tower of London

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The Rebel Flesh [29 Nov - 6 Dec 2010]: The Monastery (shoreline, chambers)

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The Almost People [29 Nov - 6 Dec 2010]: The Monastery (shoreline, chambers)

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The Power Of Three [2-3 May 2012]: UNIT HQ / Henry VIII's bedroom

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The Bells of Saint John [17 Oct 2012]: The Monastery

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Nightmare in Silver [13-14 Nov 2012]: The Doctor's Chess Match

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Robot of Sherwood [16-18 Apr 2014]: Nottingham Castle

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