Filming at Lacock

Houses in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire

Appropriate for the birthplace of photography, Lacock is no stranger to the screen. Both the abbey and village are instantly recognisable from a variety of film and television productions, including Harry Potter, Wolf Hall, Cranford, Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice.

Filming of a 1920s period drama is taking place in Lacock  during the week of 24 September, during which there may be some disruption to your visit.

Filming is part of Lacock’s history and income from it supports our work caring for properties like Lacock Abbey, the village and grounds. 

Throughout the period of filming a majority of Lacock remains open as normal. Please see below for the key dates and locations that may be affected. Thank you for your support. Visitors are advised to follow the brown tourist signs off the A350 which takes you to the main visitor car park.

The streets of Lacock village are full of character and local shops
View down a street in the village of Lacock in Wiltshire
The streets of Lacock village are full of character and local shops

Monday 24 September

The children’s play area and the playing field will not be accessible from Monday 24 September to Thursday 27 September due to setting up and  filming in this location. 

Tuesday 25 September

You may be asked to wait a moment before walking down High Street whilst set up and filming is taking place.

Wednesday 26 September

Filming will take place on High Street and in the playing field throughout the day and the road will be closed. During takes, access along High Street will be restricted for short periods. Film crew staff will advise when this is needed.

Thursday 27 September

The courtyard is closed all day for filming  and you may be asked to wait a few moments during takes near the entrance.

Friday 28 September - Saturday 29 September

The filming will be finished, but the crew will be working to remove equipment and parts of the set. Film crew staff will advise if they need you to wait a few moments while they do this. 

Thank you for your patience.