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Nells Point

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51°23'29"-03°16'04" show decimal

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Nells Point
Barry Island, South Glamorgan

Formerly known as Majestic Holiday Camp

Originally a Butlins, the holiday camp on Nells Point was taken over by Majestic Holidays in 1987, and re-opened just after the story was filmed here. The camp closed permanently in 1996 after the council withdrew its entertainment licence over an improvement dispute. The area has now been redeveloped as a housing estate, though parts of the camp grounds are still undeveloped to the west (the last buildings and outdoor pool were demolished in 2005).

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 outside Fortes (2 hour free parking)

Where to walk

Follow the promenade west and this leads to Nells Point, where the holiday camp used to be.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHarbour Side

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Photograph taken: 9th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Delta and the Bannermen
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Filmed: 30 Jun, 1-4,6 Jul 1987
The Doctor/Ray and Billy/Delta arrive back at the camp.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisable"White House"

Photo

Photograph taken: 9th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"This is about the best angle to get on the house now that the estate has been built."

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Delta and the Bannermen
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Filmed: 30 Jun, 1-4,6 Jul 1987
The Doctor and Billy pull up on the moped.

 

Additional Notes:

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The White House was at the end of the terrace before the camp entrance; now the estate has grown up around it.

 

Access: publicStatus: unrecognisableEstate/Old Campsite

Photo

Photograph taken: 9th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The old camp entrance!"

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Delta and the Bannermen
Screen Shot
Filmed: 30 Jun, 1-4,6 Jul 1987
The TARDIS arrives at Shangri-La

 

Additional Notes:

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The estate was developed between 1997 and 2003 on the site of the old holiday camp.

Where to walk to next?

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Barry Island Railway Station (The Mad Woman in the Attic). Walk west around the point to the Promenade; at the old toilets turn right and walk up to the main road - the bridge across the railway is just in front.

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Fortes (Greeks Bearing Gifts, The Sound of Drums, Adrift, The Nightmare Man). Walk west around the point to the Promenade; carry on past the Pleasure Park and Fortes will be across the road at the end.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Barry Shooting Range (Ghost Machine, The Doctor's Daughter, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.14 miles.

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Barry Island Heritage Railway (The Doctor Dances, The Empty Child, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.18 miles.

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Barry Island Promenade (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.22 miles.

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Barry Island Pleasure Park (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.23 miles.

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Friars Road (The Mad Woman in the Attic): 0.24 miles.

Filming Reports:

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2 Jul 1987: Album: Gareth Price - Filming for Delta and the Bannermen

In the News:

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1 Sep 2010: BBC Wales News - "What's occurring at Barry Island?" (Development ideas for the old Butlins site)

Further links about the location:

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Barry Island Holiday Camp - History of the camp from building to demolition.

Related Stories

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Delta and the Bannermen [30 Jun, 1-4,6 Jul 1987]: The Holiday Camp

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