Nant Ffrancon, Eryri (Snowdonia)
The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
For this adventure set in the Himalayas, a filming trip to Tibet was out of the question. However, this was the first Doctor Who story filmed outside of England, and it certainly wouldn't be the last one made in Wales. The dramatic mountains made for a believable backdrop, even if there wasn’t much snow on the ground in early September. It must have been convincing because a year later, Carry on Up The Khyber was filmed just a short distance away.
Powis Castle, Powys
Warrior's Gate (1980)
One of the more unusual shoots in Doctor Who took place at Powis Castle. Director Paul Joyce wanted to create a palace at a gateway between universes, so he took black and white photos of Powis Castle’s main rooms and steeply terraced gardens. The Fourth Doctor Tom Baker and his fellow actors performed their scenes in studio in front of a green screen and the still photographic backgrounds were added later, creating a distinctive otherworldly look.
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
The Kings Demons (1983) and Robot of Sherwood (2014)
Bodiam Castle is the only place in our care to appear in both the 20th and the 21st-century runs of Doctor Who. On a cold and foggy winter's day in 1982, the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison watched an impressive jousting sequence filmed in front of the castle. Thirty-two years later, Bodiam stood in for Nottingham Castle, home of the wicked Sherriff, in an adventure where the Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi met Robin Hood.