The timeless Cotswold scenery with its wealth of
historic villages and period buildings has long been a
favourite with TV and film producers.
James Bond, Harry Potter, Dr.Who, Hercules Poirot and
Jane Austen’s Emma have all helped the Cotswolds find
its place on the film and television map.
With too many locations to visit comfortably in one day,
this tour can be adapted to suit any particular location
you may wish to see. However, we do make a point of
heading south to a couple of lovely Wiltshire villages
on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Castle Combe and Lacock are spectacularly well
preserved. Both have that “step back in time” appeal and
are well worth visiting regardless of their connections
with the silver screen.
As well as providing a scenic background for Dr.
Doolittle, The Avengers, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and
other screen hits, the tiny village of Castle Combe is
one of the quaintest of them all. It’s a lovely place to
take a gentle amble; a real gem.
Just a few miles away, Lacock’s thirteenth century Abbey
is another favourite. It will come as no surprise to
find that it was chosen as a place to film scenes from
Harry Potter. You may recognise its atmospheric
cloisters as Hogwarts classrooms.
Lacock abbey also hosts the fascinating Fox Talbot
Museum, dedicated to the work of William Henry Fox
Talbot who once owned and lived in the Abbey. He was a
local pioneering genius whose many notable achievements
include inventing the “negative – positive” photography
If your take on photography is just “point and click”
then a visit to the Fox Talbot museum may change your
view for ever!
Other parts of the village have appeared in numerous
films including ITV’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma
and more recently, the TV series Cranford starring Dame
A stroll around this lovely old village provides a
fascinating insight into its lively past, and you might
just get the feeling that you’ve seen it somewhere