Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Plas Brondanw

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52°57'35"-04°03'42" show decimal

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SH616422

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Plas Brondanw
Croesor, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6SW

Plas Brondanw is the family home of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the man behind the creation of Portmeirion. The 12th Century castle in the area was demolished in 1869, ironically to stop it from becoming a tourist attraction!

Admission: Open 9am-5pm, as of 12 Jan 2009 it costs £3.00 for adults

How to get here:

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Road: A5 - Follow the A5, and then head south on the A470 towards Blaenau Ffestiniog. Turn right onto the A496, and then left onto the A487 towards Porthmadog. Turn right onto the B4410 and follow it through to Garreg, turning right and then right onto Plas Brondanw. (11 miles, 17m) +

Parking Details

There is parking near the gardens.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableGarden

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The First Doctor strolls through a garden.

 

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The Five Doctors
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Filmed: 5,11 Mar 1983
The First Doctor strolls through a garden.

 

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The Five Doctors
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Filmed: 5,11 Mar 1983
The First Doctor flees from the time scoop.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableTower

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Photograph taken: 24th January 2009 by Scott Frankton

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Filmed: 5,11 Mar 1983
Turlough sketches the landscape.

The Five Doctors
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Filmed: 5,11 Mar 1983
The Doctor feels a cosmic angst.

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Turlough and Tegan go to the Doctor's aid.

 

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The Doctor arrives, and spies Turlough at work.

 

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Tegan arrives and looks out at the view.

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The Doctor explains how he feels like parts of him are drifting away.

 

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The Doctor leaves the TARDIS (special edition)

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Turlough and Tegan carry the Doctor back to the TARDIS.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th January 2009 by Scott Frankton

"The area has become very overgrown around the tower."

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The Five Doctors
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The Doctor realises he has to get back to the TARDIS.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Portmeirion (The Masque of Mandragora). Road (4.3 miles, 10m) : Head south and turn left onto the A4085. Continue on to Penrhyndeudraeth, and then turn right onto the A487 towards Porthmadog. As you reach Minffordd, turn left and head down to Portmeirion.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Cwm Bychan (The Five Doctors): 6.95 miles.

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Cwt y Bugail Quarry (Rigcycle) (The Five Doctors): 7.49 miles.

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Carreg Y Foel Gron (The Five Doctors): 8.03 miles.

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Nant Ffrancon Pass (The Abominable Snowmen): 11.42 miles.

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Powis Castle (Warriors Gate): 43.56 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Brondanw - official website

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Portmeirion Village - Plas Brondanw

Related Stories

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The Five Doctors [5,11 Mar 1983]: The Eye of Orion

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