Last Alteration: Thursday 16 May 2013

Castell Coch

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51°32'08"-03°15'17" show decimal

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Castell Coch
Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7JS

The castle is a folly built in the 1870s for the 3rd Marquess of Bute, founded on the remains of a 13th century castle.

Admission: Admission to the castle itself is £3.00; the grounds are free

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 32, and head north on the A4054 towards Tongynlais. As you pass through the village, turn right onto Mill Road and follow it up to the castle (signposted). (0.9 miles, 3m) +

Parking Details

free parking in the castle grounds car parks

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSouth-West Corner

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Journey's End
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Filmed: 14,18 Mar 2008
Martha is met at the UNIT base in Germany.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableForest

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"The ever-present problem of working out where filming took place in a forest! This is a generic shot near to the castle's western side."

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Journey's End
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Filmed: 14,18 Mar 2008
Daleks fly through German forests.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableCourtyard

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Photograph taken: 9th April 2011 by Helen Thomas

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Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 11 Jan 2010
The Doctor and Rory enter the Calvierri residence.

Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 11 Jan 2010
The Doctor checks out some crates.

Vampires of Venices
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Filmed: 11 Jan 2010
The girls surround the Doctor and Rory.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableBanquet Hall

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Photograph taken: 24th March 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Journey's End
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 14,18 Mar 2008
The German woman warns Martha.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th March 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Journey's End
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Filmed: 14,18 Mar 2008
Martha makes her way to the UNIT station.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th March 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Journey's End
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Filmed: 14,18 Mar 2008
Martha makes her way to the UNIT station.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Forest Fawr Country Park (Day One, The Last Sontaran, The Bells of Saint John). Follow the path north through the forest from Castell Coch; an eventual junction to the left leads to the area by the cave. (0.5 miles, 10m)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Cemex (Taffs Well) (The Fires of Pompeii, The Waters of Mars, Children of Earth: Day Two, The End of Time, The Doctor's Wife, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4/5): 0.66 miles.

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South Wales Traffic Management Centre (Everything Changes, The Stolen Earth, The End of Time): 0.87 miles.

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BT (Coryton): 1.12 miles.

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Radyr Primary School (Small Worlds): 1.17 miles.

Filming Reports:

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9 Nov 2012: Album - Filmng report for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2.

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9 Nov 2012: She Goat - Filmng report for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2.

In the News:

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30 Jun 2010: BBC Wales News - "51 freed after drawbridge collapse at castle"

Further links about the location:

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Castles in Wales - Castell Coch

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Cardiff City Council - Details on the castle and Forest Fawr.

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.

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1998-2001: The Worst Witch - Appeared in the opening titles and the series as part of Miss Cackle's Academy of Witches.

Related Stories

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Journey's End [14,18 Mar 2008]: UNIT Germany

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The Vampires of Venice [11 Jan 2010]

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Nightmare in Silver [7-9 Nov 2012]: Natty Longshoe's Castle

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