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“Tour of BBC River City set”

River City Set Tour
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Dumbarton
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Waited a year to go on this tour and it was worth the wait.

A bit difficult to find arriving by car as no signposting and the map given is misleading as it takes you into a new building housing estate. But finally getting there a warm welcome from the gatekeeper,good instructions where to park and go to and a warm friendly welcome at the meeting point which was the BBC canteen

The tour is about 2 hours,all on foot and with some stairs though you can wait for your party to can back down if you don't do stairs.

The studio set is fascinating both outside and in the film studio set itself even if you are not a regular viewer.

And our tour guide Karen was absolutely superb.

There are toilets at beginning and end of tour and only a water machine and sweets & soft drink vending machine,nothing else.

To get on the tour is very difficult. Best to register on BBC tours website to get advance warning.

5  Thank buckfast39
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Went to the rivercity studio tours again this year it was in june and omg a lot had changed since i was there in 2011 and we got to see whats going to happen on the 25th Looks like sheildish will lose its pub due to a fire and not sure who does it tho.

The sets amazin its like walking into a street where you live the houses look so real but there made from wood and theres building next door where the film all the insides. the only places that are real are the cafe and the community centre

Overall if your a fan then u have to be quick.

6  Thank G_Inspector
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

River City Tours 2011

I managed to get tickets on the Bbc scotland website and me and freinds when to have a tour as been a scotland based programe i was so excited.

We travel by car and you can see the top of the houses when driving to the set when we got to the gate the security guy took our paperwork and told us to follow the signs to park. The carpark is where Lenny was caught by police and they park there vehicles under there aswell.

When walking into the bbc set area we were told to go to the canteen area to wait for the tour guide. i desided i needed the toliet and seen the dressing rooms for some of the cast.

The tour lasts .1.5 hours and does involve a lot of walking so wear comfy shoes or trainers we were showed all parts the the set is really strange as it looks so really but its not !! the buildings are not stone but some kinda materal and the road is really.

We went inside the pub but its just a shell nothing inside and went into bobs garage where everythings in there lol.

All filming is done inside the units that are onsite we got to go into most of the rooms in got to sit on scarlts sofa and other parts of the set areas.

The cafe that gina works in is roasting i don't know how the cast put up with the heat and the shop near is real but the food is out of date and the fridges are off all time lol.

When the tour was finished they gave us gifts witch was good never expected anything and the tour guide was good laugh managed to take lots of pictures aswell and also got to see Pamala That plays haylay even better.

Defo going to book for next year !! WEll worth the price...........

2  Thank G_Inspector
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