Lacock, Chippenham SN15, UK
Step Back in TimeVisiting Lacock village is like travelling back in time – the medieval village has been preserved so well that it is often used in filming (think Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter films, Cranford.)
Wander round the Tithe Barn and look out for the attached lock-up, a small prison-like room with grills and for windows and doors, which was used to restrain for the night drunks who had over indulged. The old workhouse, behind the church, is now a B & B, and close by is the picture-postcard cottage which was used as Harry Potter’s family home.
More filming took place at the dramatic Lacock Abbey, now a National Trust property and birthplace of photography.
Stop off for a traditional afternoon tea in the Stables Teashop or mooch around the endearing independent shops.
Lacock blends the old and the new seamlessly – who would have known that the Postmaster from 1927-66 was called Harry Potter?