Torchwood – UK – The Old Rectory

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Gwen Cooper, from the top secret agency Torchwood, moves out of Cardiff for season four in the TV-series with the same name.

She and her husband (Rhys)¬†and child hide on a lonely cottage on the beach supposedly near Swansea. The cottage is “The Old Rectory“, owned by Brittish National Trust and is available for rent.

 

 

Clash of the Titans – UK – Dinorwic Slate Quarry

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In 2010 (and later for the second installment in 2012), the Perseus Myth “Clash of the Titans” was filmed in Wales. Tthe Harriet Hole in Dinorwic Slate Quarry was used for parts of this film (and “Wrath of the Titans”). Volcano scenes were filmed here.

It has also been used in 1988 for “Willow” and later in 1994 for “Street Fighter”.

Since this was the second largest slate Quarry in Wales, it is open for visitors. It has a museum.

 

Doctor Who – Cardiff – Temple of Peace

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The “Temple of Peace” in Cardiff, Wales, has been used for several “Doctor Who” episodes (as well as Sherlock, since both are being recorded in Wales). Close to the BBC Wales studios

On September 18 and 19 2007, the crew used the Temple for the episode “The Fires of Pompeii”. Exteriors were actualy filmed in Italy, but for the location where the Sisterhood worships the Pyrovile creature, a closer location to the studio was chosen.

It was a familiar location, since the crew used the Temple beginning of October 2004. “The end of the World” also used interiors recorded at the Temple of Peace. The conference halls were transformed into “Platform 1”, an alien spaceship 5 billion years into the future.

In 2006, another episode on “Platform 1” was written, so the crew returned to the Temple in September to film the scenes. But the Temple did not just stand in for the Platform, it also was used as the Hospital where “The Face of Boe” passed away (New New York).