Lacock Abbey Cloisters

Can’t get enough of the Jane Austen classics? Did you love Downton Abbey? Well we can’t promise you a part on the sets however we can give you some great ideas of places you can stay here in Wiltshire where you can pretend to play the role!

1. Sign of the Angel

Sign of the Angel

The Sign of the Angel is an olde worlde pub, in the heart of the village of Lacock that looks like its straight out of a movie scene. Well, you’ll find that’s because it is! Lacock is regularly used as a backdrop for film and TV productions. Explore the inn’s nooks and crannies, cosy bedrooms and tasty food before checking out the village’s other filming locations.

2. Rollestone Manor

Rollestone Manor

The grand manor house of Rollestone Manor has a history dating back to 1242, with the impressive front façade dating from 1700. It sits in pretty grounds on the edge of Shrewton. Each of the rooms are named after former residents of the Manor including the Sir Nathanial Dance Holland and Jane Seymour. Owners Paula and Cyrille Portier will happily tell you about more of the history whilst you stay here. 

3. Horsebrook House Apartment

Horsebrook House Apartment

Overlooking the Green in Calne, Horsebrook House Apartment is a fine example of a Georgian building that you could quite imagine making an appearance in a Jane Austen production.

4. Lucknam Park Hotel

Lucknam Park Hotel

The fine, Palladian mansion of Lucknam Park dates from 1720 and is set in extensive parkland including a tree-lined avenue. Stay at Lucknam and you can easily visit the real filming locations at Lacock, Castle Combe and the World Heritage Site of Bath.

5. Prince Hill House

Prince Hill House

There’s a wealth of history at Prince Hill House, in the village of Worton. The mansion dates in parts from the 1640s and is reputed to have been used by Churchill, Eisenhower and Sikorsky for secret meetings during World War 2. There’s even a ballroom providing ample space for formal entertainment.

6. Stourhead Gardens B&B

Stourhead Gardens B&B

An 18th century cottage owned by the National Trust, Stourhead Gardens B&B could easily be part of a movie scene. In fact, the film production of Pride and Prejudice was filmed just a few metres away from their front door! Guests also get to enjoy complimentary passes to Stourhead House and Gardens.

7. The Old Bell Hotel

Old Bell Hotel

Reputed to be the oldest purpose built hotel in England (dating from around 1220), The Old Bell Hotel sits proudly in the heart of Malmesbury. The front exterior of the hotel is beautifully clad with wisteria flowers during the summer months and in winter there are cosy fireplaces to sit in front of. What’s more, you can practice being lord or lady of the manor in the nearby Abbey House Gardens.

8. Queenwood Lodge

Queenwood Lodge

The beautiful Queenwood Lodge is a Georgian property situated in gardens within the Bowood estate. Enjoy your own countryside retreat that sleeps up to eight adults. You also get your own private ‘host’ and chef plus access to Bowood Hotel’s spa and golf facilities.

9. Church Steps

Church Steps

An idyllic thatched cottage, in the hamlet of Fisherton de la Mere, Church Steps makes a great rural retreat. Explore the local area and pop into the 14th century church. You could easily forget that the modern world exists on a stay here.

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for booking a trip and why not find out more about our film and TV locations here in Wiltshire.




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