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Stranded TARDIS Materialises at Castle

That’s  the problem with owning an unreliable Type 40 TARDIS – one moment you’re on your merry way to the Pau Grand Prix in 1901 and then the next, you’ve landed outside some castle with the head of the attraction telling what an honour its been to have you their for the half term week…shesh!

One such TARDIS was spotted in the Fountain Courtyard at Raglan Castle, South Wales. Obviously the directors in charge had to quickly bungle together a story about both BBC Cymru Wales and Cadw-the Welsh Assembly’s celebrating the use of historic and unusual locations during filming by putting it on show for visitors.

Pah, pull the other one, next they’ll be telling everyone it’ll be a big hit with fans. Jayne Rowlands, Cadw’s head of presentation, said:

“We expect it will prove a big hit with fans from both the UK and overseas.”

Those poor fans flocking to see what is ostensibly a faulty Nissan Micra really couldn’t get enough of its presence. Custodian Jill Cale said:

“The children have been so surprised and excited to see the actual TARDIS.”

So the next time you see a TARDIS at a well known landmark don’t flock to gaup at it; get a Haynes manual,  offer the driver a warm mug of Horlicks and wish him a fond farewell when the intergalactic AA turn up.

The TARDIS may have gone but 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.

(via South Wales Argus)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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