Last Alteration: Tuesday 11 October 2011

Aberthaw Power Station

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51°23'14"-03°24'20" show decimal

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Aberthaw Power Station
The Leys, Aberthaw, Barry, CF62 4ZW

Aberthaw is a coal-fired power station on the north bank of the Bristol Channel; it opened in 1971, and is currently operated by nPower.

How to get here:


Road: A48 - From the roundabout with A48 and A4232, head south on the A4050 towards Barry. When you reach Barry, continue on the A4226 towards Cardiff International Airport, along the A4226 and B4265. Continue onto St Athan, and then turn right at Gileston onto Gileston Road - this leads down to the beach by the power station. (~11 miles, ~17m) +

Parking Details

car park by beach


Access: privateStatus: recognisablePower Station


Photograph taken: 1st January 2008 by Scott Frankton

Last of the TIme Lords
Screen Shot
Martha and Mulligan head to Professor Docherty's.


Other nearby locations:


MOD St Athan (The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, Out of Time, The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords, Planet of the Ood, Enemy of the Bane, Children of Earth: Day Five, Day of the Moon, A Good Man Goes To War, The New World, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2). No route recorded to this location.


Lafarge Cement (Aberthaw) (Planet of the Ood, A Good Man Goes To War). Road (~2 miles, ~5m) : Head back away from the beach, then bear right at the village and continue on until turning left across the old railway. Turn right onto the B4265, and then the next right, to East Aberthaw. The cement works is on the right. Parking unknown

Additional locations as the crow flies:


Aberthaw Quarry (The Time of Angels): 1.26 miles.


B4265 (Random Shoes): 1.38 miles.


Fonmon Castle (The Next Doctor): 1.86 miles.


Cardiff International Airport (Miracle Day): 2.95 miles.

Related Stories


Last of the Time Lords [unknown]: Martha and Mulligan head to Docherty's


Sky [2010]: The power station

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