0110307: David Tennant Films at Margam Castle

When television viewers tune in to the new season of “Doctor Who” they just might catch a glimpse of an unexpected extra in scenes filmed at Margam Castle, a Tudor-Gothic revival fortress that presides over the 1,000 acres of Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, South Wales. David Tennant, the show’s 10th Time Lord, and comedienne Catherine Tate, portraying the Doctor’s latest sidekick, stepped in front of the camera in late October 2007 at the 19th century sandstone structure, where legend states that the ghostly figure of Robert Scott, a gamekeeper that met his untimely demise at the castle, still meanders up and down the venue’s staircase, and is known for slamming doors and throwing objects at those who disturb the lair.

Sci-fi fans can tour this new “Doctor Who” filming site during the summer months, when the castle’s Great Hallway, including its spectrally-strolled staircase, is open to visitors. Margam County Park is open to the public throughout the year.

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