Lacock on screen

The cauldron in the Warming Room at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Lacock is a famous filming location and its appearances include Harry Potter, Wolf Hall and Pride and Prejudice. Look out for the abbey in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.


In the footsteps of stars

Lacock village is a firm favourite for film and TV producers, most notably for its picturesque streets and historic cottages, untouched by modern alterations. 

In the past Lacock Abbey has stood in as Hogwarts for two of the Harry Potter films and more recently was used in the filming of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald in 2017.

" It’s always amazing to see the abbey and village transformed during filming. There are so many different costumes and props and the attention to detail is incredible."
- Sonia Shomalzadeh, Assistant House Steward at Lacock

Harry Potter fans love Lacock Abbey, which stood in as Hogwarts for two of the films. Visits see fans challenging friends to a wizard duel, playing hide and seek in the grounds and following the filming locations leaflet to explore the area.

Lavenham, in Suffolk, has also featured in the films. Avid fans will recognise it from scenes in Godric’s Hollow. Freshwater West, six miles west of Stackpole in Pembrokeshire, was the filming location for the beach scenes with Dobby and home to Shell Cottage.

Watch out for the Whomping Willow on Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, which takes the form of a gnarled and knotted 400 year old beech tree. Visit Malfoy Manor, also known as Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. Hardwick was used to film the exterior scenes of the Malfoy's home in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

How can I double check if filming will affect my visit?

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