Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Hensol Castle

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51°30'04"-03°22'25" show decimal

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Hensol Castle
Miskin, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, CF72 8YS

Hensol Castle is a gothic-style Grade I listed building dating fromt the early eighteenth century.

Vale Consultancy - The 15th century grade 1 listed castle is being transformed into a luxury spa. A 50m square reinforced concrete basement and steel super structure is presently being built behind the rear courtyard and will provide unrivaled state of the art luxury health and beauty facilities.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Lost Boy (1)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah arrives at the Pharos Project.

 

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Unicorn and The Wasp
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Filmed: 7 Sep 2007
Agatha finds herself in Harrogate.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Unicorn and The Wasp
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Filmed: 7 Sep 2007
The Doctor and Donna watch Agatha head into the hotel.

 

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah looks for a way into the building.

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah looks for a way into the building.

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah looks for a way into the building.

 

 

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"That's an annoying portacabin! Presumably here for the renovation work taking place inside the building."

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah arrives back at the Pharos project.

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
Sarah makes her escape.

 

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
The Slitheen arrive at the Pharos Project.

 

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The Lost Boy (2)
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Filmed: 2007
The Slitheen head to the front entrance.

 

 

Access: closedStatus: recognisableInside

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Taken through the outside windows."

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World War Three
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Filmed: 4-6,8-13,16-19 Aug 2004
The Doctor starts to make plans against the Slitheen.

The Sound of Drums
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Filmed: 16-17 Feb 2007
The Master looks on gleefully as the cabinet is gassed.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Taken through the outside windows; just seems to be used for storing chairs atm!"

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Aliens of London
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Filmed: 4-6,8-13,16-19 Aug 2004
Harriet looks at the secret files.

The Sound of Drums
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Filmed: 16-17 Feb 2007
The Master looks nonplussed.

 

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Tal-y-Garn Manor (Rise of the Cybermen): 1.14 miles.

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Pontyclun (private swimming pool) (A Day in the Death): 1.58 miles.

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Hensol Forest (The Last Sontaran): 1.58 miles.

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Pyscodlyn Mawr Reservoir (Delta and the Bannermen): 1.78 miles.

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Hanson's Aggregates (Forest Wood) (Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2): 1.98 miles.

Filming Reports:

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Album - filming for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2

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tlchimera blog - filming for Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2

Further links about the location:

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Hensol Castle Park - offical website

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Welsh Icons - Hensol Castle

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30 Jul 2009: Vale Hotel - Details on the changes to Hensol Castle and Park for a new hotel/spa

Related Stories

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Aliens of London [4-6,8-13,16-19 Aug 2004]: 10 Downing Street interior

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World War Three [4-6,8-13,16-19 Aug 2004]: 10 Downing Street interior

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Captain Jack Harkness [2006]: Inside the Ritz (ground floor)

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The Sound of Drums [16-17 Feb 2007]: Number 10

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The Lost Boy [15 Jun 2007]: The Pharos Project ('house' section)

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The Unicorn and The Wasp [7 Sep 2007]: The Harrogate Hotel

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The Next Doctor [18 Apr 2008]: Cellar/Tunnels

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The Forest of the Dead [15 Jan 2008]: Donna and Lee's rooms/The riverside

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The Vault Of Secrets [2010] (side): The hospital/vault

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Lost In Time [24-26 May 2010]: Sarah with Emily in the "haunted" house

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Closing Time [7 Apr 2011]: The Library

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The Wedding of River Song [7 Apr 2011]: Nursing Home

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Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2

Related Studio Stories

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Planet of the Ood [7 Sep 2007]: The Doctor and Donna handcuffed in the Executive Office (pickup shot)

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