Guided tour

Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours
Guided tour

Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours

From US$ 18.34 per person

Take a 2.5-hour walking tour of Cardiff, and discover locations in the Welsh capital used in the hit TV series “Doctor Who.” Learn how the city was utilized for intergalactic purposes, and how it was transformed to become New York, Pompeii and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn how Cardiff has been transformed into 1970's New York, ancient Pompeii, London and Paris as well intergalactic locations
  • See more than 20 Doctor Who filming locations used in the show since 2005
  • Stand where Clara speaks on her mobile phone to the Doctor (Matt Smith) in Deep Breath
Full description
Cardiff has been the home of Doctor Who since the show returned in 2005 and on this fully guided walking tour you will get to see where over 30 memorable scenes from more than 20 episodes have taken place. This is then followed by a walking tour around Cardiff city center and includes the scene of Danny Pinks death from Series 8, a visit to the National Museum of Wales which has hosted many scenes from the show, the site of Donna Nobles ill fated wedding, Rose Tyler’s workplace and much more. Your guide will show you how terrestrial and intergalactic scenes were filmed on location in Cardiff and give you the chance to follow in the footsteps of four of the Doctors’ and their assistants. Please note that due to the nature of the locations visited this tour is not wheelchair or pram friendly.
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Cardiff Castle entrance, Castle Street

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  • Please note that the locations on the walking tour are exclusive to this tour. For those interested, 3-hour Doctor Who Cardiff Bus Tour (departing at 2 pm on the same day as this tour from Cardiff Bay) is a complementary activity and visits other locations around the Welsh capital.
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4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Interesting and enjoyable walk around Cardiff. The guide is very nice and funny. The center of Cardiff is small, so the visit is not focused on interiors, but you walk through practically everything important in the city. It shows you the highlights of the centre, focusing on Doctor Who filming, but also explains local culture and non-Doctor Who items along the way. You can then go back to the points he has taught you to look deeper or enter the buildings. Highly recommended, even for people who will only be in town for a short time (as long as you like Doctor Who, of course). We are Spanish and the English speaking of the guide was very easy to understand. The guide provides photographs with frames of the scenes in the locations that we were seeing.

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May 30, 2022


It was well worth the getting lost four times on the way and battling with four parking meters and stress walking to get there because I was running late due to the parking meters. Thankfully they were still at Cardiff Castle our meeting place because our extremely knowledgeable guide had lots to say about it and the history as well as how it was used in the filming and making of Doctor Who. It was great to get to actually see where it all comes to life. To actually be on the same spot where some of my absolute favorite actors have been. It was so much fun to meet fellow Whovians. If you are a Doctor Who fan, then this tour is for you! Our guide most definitely knew his stuff. And this particular tour is priced at a great value that won't break the bank. So much so that you could afford to take the whole fam. So what are you waiting for, book now!

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April 17, 2022

Fun tour and full of lots of great information. Really enjoyed it.

July 7, 2019

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