Filming Location Tours

Cardiff is the #HomeOfWho and this is a fantastic opportunity to get even closer to the iconic show with our official Filming Locations Tour which takes fans around the city to visit sites used by the production team for shooting Doctor Who.

Matt Smith and Alex Kingston filming Doctor Who in a diner in Cardiff

Victorian London, New New York, Apalapucia: Cardiff and its buildings have doubled for many places in the Doctor Who universe (even Colchester!), and you can visit some of them on this informative and entertaining Official Doctor Who Filming Locations Tour - a walking tour around Cardiff Bay hosted by the Doctor Who Experience.

In the 75-minute official tour, get an insight into nearly every location used to film Doctor Who in Cardiff Bay. The 2.5 KM walk will take in many episodes from the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor eras.

The Doctor Who Experience Filming Locations Tour ticket information will be updated in March.

All Official Filming Locations Tour tickets come with standard admission to the Doctor Who Experience. Booking online is advised to secure tickets as our tours are very popular.

Billie Piper, Noel Clarke and John Barrowman relax between takes on Doctor Who

On the days the tours run (see above), they are part of an itinerary accessible through the Experience’s 10-10.30am and 12-12.30pm arrival slots. The itinerary includes, firstly, admission to the Doctor Who Experience before the tours commence promptly at 12pm and 2pm respectively.

The Official tour will start from the Doctor Who Experience - itself a filming location – at the Maidens’ Point meeting area in the venue’s foyer.

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Please be advised that due to weather conditions the Filming Locations Tour may not be able to proceed on any given day. In circumstances such as these, tickets will be refunded through original method of sale, please see Box Office staff on the day for advice. We endeavour to run the tours in light rain, though refunds would be permitted under these conditions. Weather cancellations will not affect Doctor Who Experience standard admission entry.

TARDIS Studio Set Tours

The Doctor Who Experience Filming Locations Tour programme brings exclusive access to the most important filming location of all - the TARDIS. Fans can get the chance to walk around the fantastic TARDIS set – which is actually used in the television series – and stand where the Doctor has stood in this magnificent environment. The TARDIS is situated in the adjacent BBC Roath Lock Studios where Doctor Who is made.

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TARDIS Studio Set Tours are only available when the Doctor Who Experience is given exclusive access to the BBC Wales studios. We do not know when, or if, the TARDIS Studio Set Tours will operate.

At the moment, there are currently no TARDIS set tours available.

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Disclaimer: Please note the tour visits a working BBC production studio. Tour availability may be subject to cancellation due to production operations which, as the tour organiser, are likely to be outside BBC Worldwide's control. We endeavour to keep any disruption to advertised dates to a minimum. This will not affect the availability of the Doctor Who Experience and we cannot accept responsibility for travel or associated costs in these circumstances. BBC Worldwide will ensure each visitor is contacted in these circumstances.

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