Matilda in Raglan Castle

Last month we had a short break in Wales and after spending 2 days in Cardiff (visiting Doctor Who related places) we moved to the South-East Wales. And spent a glorious morning in Raglan Castle. I must admit I didn’t know much about it prior to going there and it came as an amazing surprise that one of our favourite TV series was filmed there – Merlin!! We only discovered it on the way out so I didn’t take photos of the actual places seen in the film. But we are now planning another trip there – and this time I will bring two dolls dressed as Arthur and Merlin (currently in the works!!) and will take more photos!!

This time, however, I brought A Girl for All Time Matilda dressed in one of my Tudor gowns. And I had wonderful time photographing her there!!

Those who have watched the Merlin TV series might recognize this courtyard – it was in one of the episodes.

One of the rooms.

The Great Hall.

There is a view from it onto another courtyard which was where a few scenes of the last episode of Season 1 took place (the castle stood for The Isle of the Blessed).

Yet another view from Merlin.

And the beautiful castle moat. Remember Merlin and Gaius approaching the castle on a boat? It was filmed there!

And, finally, a view from the top!


  1. Line says:

    This is a thing of beauty!

  2. Renate Thomas says:

    Wow, absolutely beautiful! Great pictures, and I guess this might be the best Tudor dress you did so far (but the others were also great!), I love the dark blue of the main tissu, and everything else matches just perfectly! Thank you very much for this trip to Raglan Castle, a very remarkable place!

    • Olga says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Renate! yes, I think this is the best Tudor dress I’ve made for AGAT dolls. I find every Tudor gown I make is getting better and more elaborate! I’ve stopped for now!

      Matilda and I loved our visit to Raglan Castle. She visited some other ruins on the same trip which I will show soon.

  3. Beautiful dolls, Ihave never seen any like these.http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif

  4. Olga S says:

    Оленька, привет!http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gifhttp://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gifhttp://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gifhttp://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gifhttp://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gifhttp://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif
    С Днем рождения, Оленька! Много счастья, радости, любви, положительных впечатления, исполнения мечт и желаний, а главное – крепкого-крепкого здоровья!http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif
    Все твои фото, куколки и наряды (не только в этом посте, но и в других), как всегда прекрасны. Матильда восхитительна – обожаю эту девочку! Твои исторические наряды впечатляют. А ты не планируешь сшить такое тюдорское платье на тоннерку или БЖД? Судя по блогу, ты совсем забросила свои БЖДшные проекты. Я соскучилась по твоим ООАКам – они у тебя все такие красивые, уникальные, особенно в твоих нарядах. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

  5. Larelle says:

    Оля, я тоже поздравляю тебя с днем рождения http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif
    Присоединяюсь к вышеперечисленным пожеланиям, а от себя добавлю, чтобы вдохновение и интерес к творчеству тебя никогда не покидали!

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