Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Locations S2 - Ep 9 - Something Borrowed by John Bond-Winstone

Season 2 – Episode 9 – Something Borrowed

Locations Guide

By

John Bond-Winstone (a.k.a. The Doctor)


Well hello there everyone, I wrote this guide a month in advance so as not to annoy Jack.  You do not want to see that guy go full blown Drama Queen.  It is not a pretty sight.  This episode is in my Top 10 favourite episodes.  (This Top 10 does change frequently every time I do a Torchwood rerun).  Well, let’s get on with it. 

Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff

You all know where this location is by now, so I won’t bore you with the details.


Allison Jayne Ltd, 8, The Friary, Cardiff, CF10 3FA



This location is used for when Ianto is shopping for a wedding dress for Gwen.  This is not far from the location used in Day 1.  It’s about a 5 – 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central Bus Station.  Go back to the Day 1 guide for the directions.


Oceana, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DP (Now known as PRYZM)




The night club was used for a location on Gwen’s hen night.  The club back then was known as Oceana but has been rebranded as PRYZM


How to get there:

From Cardiff Bus Station, head out along Wood Street and walk towards St. Mary’s Street.

Walk up St Mary’s Street until you hit Wharton Street.

Turn Right here and walk along Wharton Street

Turn Left on Working Street and walk up until you get to the Abbey National Bank.

Turn Right and walk along Queen Street until you have Queen Arcade on your Right.

Turn Left and walk up the Friary until you come to the Hilton Hotel on your Left.

Turn Right and walk along Greyfriars Road.  Oceana is on your Right, opposite the New Theatre.


Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU


This location is used for Gwen’s arrival to her Wedding.

How to get there: (by car)

Road: M4 – Exit the M4 at Junction 33, and head South on the A4232 towards Barry/Penarth.

Continue along the A4232 until you reach the Culvercross roundabout, then follow the A48 towards Cowbridge.

At St. Nicholas, turn left – signposted Dyffryn Gardens – and the gardens will be on the right after 1.5 miles.


Court Colman Manor, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend, Wales, CF31 4NG


This location was used for the Hotel Bar and Lobby.

How to get there: (by car)

Road: M4 – Exit the M4 at Junction 36, and head west on the A4063 towards Maesteg.

At the next roundabout turn left continuing on the A4063 towards Bridgend. Passing under the M4, turn right onto Heol Ty’n-y-garn and then at the end turn left into Pen-ye-heol.

Take the next right, follow this road to Court Colman, and then the Manor will be on the left hand side.


St John’s Church, St John Street, Cardiff, CF10 3ED


This location is used for when Gwen is bitten by the shape shifter in the Church graveyard.

How to get there:

From Cardiff Bus Station, head out along Wood Street and walk towards St. Mary’s Street.

Walk up St Mary’s Street until you hit Wharton Street.

Turn Right here and walk along Wharton Street.

Turn Left on Working Street.  The Church is in front of you.  At the end of Working Street, turn Right and walk down and you will see the Graveyard on your Left.


The Hayes Island and Toilets


This location is used for when Gwen chases the shape shifter into the toilets.

How to get there:

From Cardiff Bus Station, head out along Wood Street and walk towards St Mary’s Street.

Walk up St. Mary’s Street until you hit Wharton Street.

Turn Right here and walk along Wharton Street.

Turn Left on Working Street.  The Church is in front of you.  At the end of Working Street, turn Right and walk down until you come to the Hayes Island Café.  You will see the Gents Toilets.  This location is now open in the day but is a public toilet.


Tredegar House (Stables), Newport, NP10 8YW




This location is used for when Rhys confronts the Nostrovite with a chainsaw.

How to get there: (by car)

Road:  M4 – Exit the M4 at Junction 28, and then follow the A48 West.  Take the next Left onto Pencam Way and Tredegar House is next Left at the roundabout. 

Grounds car park: £1.80, refundable if taking house tour. 

House Tour Price: Adult: £7.20, Child: £3.60, Family: £18.00, Group Adult: £6.10, Group Child: £3.05

Once in Tredegar House here is how to get to the Stables.

Head out of the Shop into the yard, then through the Large Barn; then head through the gates to the other barns.  Go through the gate to the gardens, walk past the house and the stables will be on the Left as you reach the far gates.


Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ (The Orangery)


This location is used for the Interior wedding venue shots.

How to get there: (by car)

Road: M4 – Exit the M4 at Junction 38, then head south on the A48; the park is on the left hand side.

Parking details: £3.00

How to get to the Orangery once inside the Venue

Enter the grounds and bear Left through the gate; then turn Left to the Orangery.



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