Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Fortes

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51°23'29"-03°16'34" show decimal

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Fortes
2 Paget Road, Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 5TQ

Fortes is a family-owned restaurant, cafe and takeaway on the western side of Barry Island.

How to get here:

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Road: A48 - Take the A48 to the junction with the A4226, near Bonviston. This then becomes the B4266 heading into Barry. When you reach the roundabout, follow the A4050 and then at the next roundabout take the exit onto Harbour Road. At the end turn left and continue along Harbour Road into Barry Island. (~6 miles, ~15m) +

Parking Details

As you enter Barry Island, turn right at the roundabout and park up outside Fortes (2 hours parking)

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableOutside

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Sound of Drums
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Filmed: 19 Mar 2007
People gather outside the cafe to see what's happening in the sky.

 

 

Access: customerStatus: recognisableInside

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Greeks Bearing Gifts
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Filmed: 2006
Mary chats to Tosh in a cafe.

Adrift
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Filmed: 2007
Andy chats to Gwen about Flat Holm island.

 

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Greeks Bearing Gifts
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Filmed: 2006
Mary chats to Tosh in a cafe.

Adrift
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Filmed: 2007
Andy walks off to leave Gwen contemplating on her attitude.

 

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Adrift
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Filmed: 2007
Andy calls Gwen to chat.

 

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Sound of Drums
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Filmed: 19 Mar 2007
People watch the Master's plan unfold on television.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Barry Island Railway Station (The Mad Woman in the Attic). Turn left out of Fortes, and then right at the roundabout. Pass the station and the bridge across the railway is just afterwards on the left.

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Nells Point (Delta and the Bannermen). Head along Friars Road on the south side of the Pleasure Park, then follow the coastal path past the old holiday camp grounds to the point.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Friars Road (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.12 miles.

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Barry Island Pleasure Park (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.13 miles.

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Barry Island Promenade (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.15 miles.

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Barry Island Heritage Railway (The Doctor Dances, The Empty Child, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.26 miles.

Production Notes:

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The television set seen in The Sound of Drums was a prop placed by the production team for the episode.

Trivia:

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The owners of the café are very proud of their association with Doctor Who/Torchwood, and have various photos from filming displayed on their walls.

General Details:

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The All Day breakfast is highly recommended!

Related Stories

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Greeks Bearing Gifts [2006]: Tosh and Mary exchange a kiss in public.

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The Sound of Drums [19 Mar 2007]: The cafe

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Adrift [24 Sep 2007]: Andy and Gwen have a cup of tea discussing the case.

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The Nightmare Man [21 Apr 2010]: Clyde's nightmare

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