Doctor Who filmed in Wales

Published: Wednesday 10th Sep 2014

Written by: Powells Holiday Team

Wales is often visited by hundreds of holidaymakers every year looking for a staycation with a difference, but this year Caerphilly Castle was visited by individuals from another universe as the Doctor Who cast rolled in for the filming of the eighth series. 

Usually a popular stop-off on the way to holidays in Pembrokeshire cottages, Caerphilly Castle was the subject of attention for a different audience earlier this year as the Doctor Who cast filmed the third episode of the series, Robot of Sherwood.

Peter Capaldi met with fans 

Having filmed scenes of the popular television programme earlier in April of this year on the outskirts of Cardiff, the Doctor Who team then moved onto the famed tourist attraction of Caerphilly Castle on Good Friday, where visitors were met with explosions and gun fire. The new Doctor Who character, played by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, has been welcomed by fans and producers alike and he even met with fans on set at Caerphilly, as shown in this article, stopping to chat with families and pose for photographs.

The episode, which aired last weekend on Saturday 6th September, televised a Robin Hood theme, and displayed the great architecture of the 13th century Caerphilly castle. Wales is home to many interesting castles that make up some of the most visited tourist attractions on Tenby cottage holidays and in the nearby area, and Caerphilly has proven to go one step further, making its name in the media spotlight as well as recently being named one of Wales’ most visited tourist attractions, taking the tenth position. 

With over 500 castles in Wales, there are plenty to see no matter where you are staying in the country. Take a read of this guide for an overview of some these historic buildings; you never know which one could be making an appearance on the small screen next.

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