Where did they film The Day of the Doctor?

Question: Where was the BBC Doctor Who special, The Day of the Doctor filmed?

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Answer: A number of locations where used in the filming of the 50th anniversary special, many of which in South Wales, UK.

The Welsh towns of Chepstow and Neath, along with the countries capital city of Cardiff were all utilized by the BBC’s production team. Fans of the Dr will of course know Cardiff as the main base for regular series filming in recent years. Outside of Wales, scenes where also shot at London’s Trafalgar Square.

Filming for The Day of the Doctor, which was carried out in 3D, took place over a relatively short period of time. Beginning on Tuesday the 2nd of April and was wrapped up on Sunday the 5th of May, 2013.

In addition to current Dr Who cast members Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, TDOTD also stars former time-travelling duo David Tennant and Billie Piper.

The 75 minute long episode premieres simultaneously in multiple countries around the globe, on Saturday, 23 November, 2013. The show will be broadcast in the UK on BBC One and on BBC America in the US.

References: The Day of the Doctor