Welcome – so good to see you again. Our next location is so old that archaeologists don’t know when it was built! Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, the location of the episode The Pandorica Opens (2010).The Eleventh Doctor, Amy, River and Rory feature in this episode.
We travel back in time to August 2013 when I, along with lots of tourists, visited Stonehenge – the site of The Pandorica. You can’t get too close to the stones as there is a fence round them. You can walk all around the circle and get a good view from all angles. There is an audio guide that tells you lots of facts about Stonehenge and its history.
Some people think the stones are a solar calendar,maybe a xylophone, or that Merlin the Magician created the circle. Others think that The Devil put the stones there! We know that The Alliance used it as the hiding place of The Pandorica, a prison built for the most feared thing in the universe – The Doctor! The rocks were used as a transmitter to let everyone know when The Doctor arrived. Luckily there was no sign of The Alliance the day I visited.
Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site so only very special things are allowed to be filmed there. Like the rest of us, the film crew weren’t allowed to touch the stones so some of the scenes were filmed with a lightweight replica set up in Margam Country Park called “Foamhenge”!