The sleepily unspoilt village of Bampton stands in for Downton village in TV series Downton Abbey. Visit the Crawley home, the church, pub, village green and hospital, and even take a Lady Grantham Afternoon Tea at nearby Heythrop Park Hotel.
In Series 2 of Downton Abbey, the Cotswolds was the site of scandal when Lady Sybil eloped with family chauffeur Branson. The pair went to Swinbrook in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, a pretty village where time seems to have stood still, and the Swan Inn.
You can visit Chavenage House, a traditional manor house set in beautiful Cotswolds countryside, which was used for scenes in the latest series of TV show Poldark.
Notting Hill and Love Actually actor Hugh Grant has a house in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds; he’s a keen golfer so it’s fortunate there’s a good course there!
When you visit the absolutely picture-perfect Cotswolds village of Castle Combe, it will come as no surprise that it has been used for many a film and TV series. To name but a few: Doctor Dolittle (1966), Stardust (2007), The Wolf Man (2010), War Horse (2011), and TV shows Poirot and Doctor Thorne.