Tardis materialises at castle

Jay Clarke, left, and Jordan Edwards, of Cwmbran, check out Dr Who's Tardis at Raglan Castle

Jay Clarke, left, and Jordan Edwards, of Cwmbran, check out Dr Who's Tardis at Raglan Castle

First published in News

A WORLD famous blue telephone box landed at an historic monument in Monmouthshire this week.

Visitors to Raglan Castle had to look twice when they walked into the Fountain Courtyard at the medieval castle and saw the time travelling Doctor Who’s TARDIS.

The iconic prop arrived at the castle on Sunday and will remain on view for visitors for rest of half-term until Sunday February 27.

The TARDIS is making a fleeting visit to the castle after BBC Cymru Wales and Cadw-the Welsh Assembly’s historic monument body- decided to celebrate the use of historic and unusual locations during filming by putting it on show for visitors.

Jayne Rowlands, Cadw’s head of presentation, said: " It’s fantastic that we are able to welcome the Doctor’s TARDIS to Raglan Castle this half-term, and we expect it will prove a big hit with fans from both the UK and overseas."

Custodian at the Castle Jill Cale said she was thrilled that the BBC offered to locate it at the castle for a week.

"The children have been so surprised and excited to see the actual TARDIS," said Ms Cale.

Raglan Castle is open daily between 10am and 4pm. Entry costs £3.10 adults and children/senior citizens £2.70 or £8.90 for a family.

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