Last Alteration: Friday 29 August 2014

Dyffryn Gardens

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Dyffryn Gardens
St. Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU

The Dyffryn Estate is owned by the Cory family, and was leased to Glamorgan County Council in 1939 for 999 years. In 1996 the council bought the Freehold and the grounds were restored to its original design. It is now an arrangement of several formal gardens, having re-opened in 2007.

Admission: £6.00 for adults (summer)

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 33, and head south on the A4232 towards Barry/Penarth. Continue along the A4232 until you reach the Culvercross roundabout, then follow the A48 towards Cowbridge. At St. Nicholas, turn left - signposted Dyffryn Gardens - and the the gardens will be on the right after 1.5 miles. +

Parking Details

gardens car park

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableHouse Front

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Forest of the Dead
Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Donna and Doctor Moon outside the hospital.

The Forest of the Dead
Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Cal and Doctor Moon welcome River Song.

The Etenity Trap (1)
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Filmed: 8,15 Jun 2009
Sarah, Clyde and Rani arrive at Ashen Hill Manor

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Forest of the Dead
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Patients at the hospital.

The Forest of the Dead
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
River Song's party come to meet her.

 

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Forest of the Dead
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
River Song and her friends are reunited.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableHouse Back

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Gwen arrives at the hotel.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Gwen and Rhys run away from the Nostrovite.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableLawn

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
People at the wedding.
Note: the film was reversed for some reason!

Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Jack arrives at the gardens, hunting the Nostovite.

 

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Looking back at the house.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Jack scans the gardens.

 

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Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
The wedding hotel.

 

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The Girl in the Fireplace
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Filmed: 20,24 Oct 2005
The Palace of Versailles.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisabledot Stone Wall (end of lawns)dot

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Photograph taken: 24th August 2007 by Anthony Ward

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The Girl in the Fireplace
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20,24 Oct 2005
The Doctor arrives in 16th Century France

The Girl in the Fireplace
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Filmed: 20,24 Oct 2005
The Doctor watches Reinette.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Girl in the Fireplace
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20,24 Oct 2005

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisabledot Back Gardendot

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Gwen and Rhys run away from the Nostrovite.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Gwen and Rhys run away from the Nostrovite.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisabledot Fountaindot

Photo

Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Torchwood run in to confront the Nostrovite.

Something Borrowed
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Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Tosh shoots at the Nostrovite.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 25th April 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Something Borrowed
Screen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Torchwood run after the Nostrovite.

The Etenity Trap (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8,15 Jun 2009
Clyde and Rani investigate a room.

 

Areas outside the house not photographed

The Forest of the DeadScreen Shot
Filmed: 22 Jan 2008
House Front

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Back of House

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Back of House

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Back of House

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Side Path

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Side Path

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Lawn West

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Not Sure?

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Fountain Area

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Fountain Area

Something BorrowedScreen Shot
Filmed: Oct/Nov 2007
Fountain Area

Where to walk to next?

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Dyffryn House (Tooth and Claw, The Forest of the Dead, The Eternity Trap). The house is in the gardens.

Other nearby locations:

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Dyffryn Springs (Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3). Road (1.1 miles, 2m) : Turn right from the gardens and follow the road to the end. Turn right and then follow the road to Home Farm and the fishery. Parking car park

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Coedarhydyglyn (Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Doomsday, Children of Earth: Day One, Children of Earth: Day Two, Children of Earth: Day Three, Children of Earth: Day Four, Children of Earth: Day Five, The Empty Planet, The Power Of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan): 1.86 miles.

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HTV Wales Studios: 1.86 miles.

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Wenvoe Quarry (The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Utopia): 2.40 miles.

Filming Reports:

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26 Aug 2014: Reported by the National Trust: "Notice: There will be some disruption to the gardens this week as we have a film crew in. The Pompeian Garden will be restricted access on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with it completely closed on Thursday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Further links about the location:

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National Trust - Dyffryn Gardens

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Dyffryn Gardens

Related Stories

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The Girl in the Fireplace [20,24 Oct 2005]: The Palace of Versailles and grounds, plus Reinette's bedroom.

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Something Borrowed [29 Oct, 2 Nov 2007]: Gwen and Rhys's wedding venue.

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The Forest of the Dead [22 Jan 2008] (Front): The hospital

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The Eternity Trap [8,15 Jun 2009]: Ashen Hill Manor

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The Wedding of River Song [25 Apr 2011]: Churchill's office

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