Hotels Near Lacock Village
Lacock is the quintessential South West village, with pleasant walking paths, quaint cobbled roads, and plenty of recognisable sights from popular TV shows and films.
Our boutique country hotels close to Lacock Village are an ideal place to stay when exploring the charming village and other nearby attractions in Wiltshire, with comfortable, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants serving meals made with local ingredients and an impressive range of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales.
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Places to stay near Lacock Village
After a busy day exploring everything Lacock Village has to offer, our range of nearby boutique hotels are the perfect place to stay the night with cosy beds, family rooms, and excellent breakfasts.
The Methuen Arms
The Methuen Arms is a cosy country pub and inn surrounded by cobblestone streets in the historic town of Corsham. The inn offers guests 19 modern-rustic bedrooms, a delicious food menu crafted with locally-sourced ingredients, including many from its own kitchen garden, as well as a cosy bar and spacious beer garden, ideal spots for sampling the inn’s impressive range of beers, ales, wines and more.
The Horse & Groom
Located in the beautiful village of Charlton, The Horse & Groom is a grade II-listed inn with five stunning bedrooms to pick from. Recently refurbished, the inn boasts a gorgeous new rear dining room dedicated to serving delicious seasonal dishes and offers an impressive selection of award-winning beers and wines to be enjoyed in the inn’s charming bar area, or outside within the inn’s tree-sheltered lawn and surrounding paddock.
The Quarryman’s Arms
The Quarryman’s Arms in Box Hill is a family-friendly country pub and inn boasting jaw-dropping views across the Box Valley. With four, shabby-chic bedrooms, a delicious on-site restaurant serving modern takes on traditional pub classics (as well as the best Sunday roast in the area!), and a handpicked selection of ales, craft beers, local ciders and fine wines, the inn is the ideal base for a relaxing rural escape.
The King’s Arms
Located in the heart of Melksham, The King’s Arms is a charming 18th-century pub and inn steeped in history. The inn features 13 comfy and modern bedrooms, as well as an on-site restaurant focused on serving delicious seasonal dishes, which pair perfectly with the inn’s excellent selection of award-winning beers, ales and wines.
The White Hart
A beautiful thatched pub and inn located in the picturesque village of Wroughton, The White Hart offers 10 modern and comfy ensuite bedrooms for guests to choose from. With charming pub interiors, large beer gardens, a glorious food menu and a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers, the inn has everything you need for a restorative stayaway.
A brief history of Lacock Village
Beginning life as a Saxon settlement, Lacock Village derives its name from the word ‘lacuc’, meaning ‘little stream’ – a description referring to the babbling brook that runs throughout the village.
During the Middle Ages the village, which flourished from a thriving wool industry, grew into a bustling town on the main Bristol to London road. It had its own mill and weekly market as well as three farms, carpenters, wheelwrights, several pubs and a brewery.
In 1944, Lacock was gifted to the National Trust who continue to preserve the village’s medieval buildings today, including the village’s houses – most of which are rented out to families who have resided there for several generations.
What to see at Lacock Village
Perfectly preserved for over 200 years, Lacock Village has a plethora of medieval buildings to explore, including quaint traditional stone cottages, an old workhouse, medieval tithe barn, an old lock-up and the village church.
Visitors will also find an array of local shops, including charming antique, chocolate and soap vendors, alongside a bakery and pottery.
A trip to Lacock wouldn’t be complete without visiting the village’s star attraction Lacock Abbey, a beautiful 13th-century building and former filming location for the likes of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice!
Lacock Village on screen
With its rare absence of power cables, yellow lines and TV aerials, Lacock has become a go-to filming location for period dramas and films.
For a price, the village’s quadrangle of streets can be emptied of cars and transformed into any era of choice, with many of the local residents more than happy to step in as extras!
Lacock Village and Harry Potter
Of all the productions to pass through Lacock Village over the years, perhaps none is better known than Harry Potter. Providing the backdrop for several of the franchise’s films, the village has become a site of pilgrimage for Potterheads across the world. Famous filming locations include:
- Harry Potter’s parents’ house (found at the end of Church Street), glimpsed briefly during the flashback scene in the Philosopher’s Stone when Hagrid is explaining to Harry how his parents were killed
- Horace Slughorn’s hideaway (found along Cantax Hill), seen at the start of the Half-Blood Prince when Dumbledore whisks Harry away to Budleigh Babberton to convince the professor to return to Hogwarts
- Budleigh Babberton – just after Dumbledore and Harry have successfully convinced Slughorn to come back to Hogwarts in the Half-Blood Prince, they stroll down the streets of Budleigh Babberton (aka Church Street), and apparate at the end of one road (the intersection between Church Street and Cantax Hill).
Lacock Village and Downton Abbey
Lacock has starred not once, but twice in the acclaimed period drama Downton Abbey.
In 2015, the production transformed one of the village’s quaint streets into a 1920s livestock market attended by Lord and Lady Grantham, featuring sheep, pigs and a huge, 1-tonne long-horned bull.
In 2018, the crew returned to shoot scenes for the Downton Abbey movie, with Lacock’s streets setting the scene for a spectacular royal parade featuring real-life village residents dressed in period-accurate costumes!
Lacock Village and Pride and Prejudice
Thanks to its largely untouched appearance, Lacock was chosen to stand in as Meryton for the 1995 BBC series of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, providing the backdrop for the scenes that saw the Bennet girls, particularly Lydia and Kitty, shopping for bonnets, seeking the latest gossip and vying for the attentions of the officers!