Story as reported from the BBC
“Lacock named as European hotspot by TripAdvisor website”
TV dramas including Cranford have been filmed in Lacock
A Wiltshire village has been named as Europe's top up-and-coming destination by a tourism website.
TripAdvisor UK says interest in Lacock, near Chippenham, has increased more than any other European hotspot over the past 12 months.
A spokesperson for the website, which offers holiday and hotel reviews, said: "The use of the village as a film set over the last few years may partly explain its significant soar in popularity."
I'd put it down to the fact that the UK is better value than it used to be.
Margaret Barley, Veitchly House B&B
Films and TV dramas including Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders, Emma, Cranford and Harry Potter have all been shot in Lacock. "There has been a huge increase in the interest in Lacock," added Alan Williams from Visit Wiltshire. "It's probably linked to the films that have been shot there, as well as the Abbey and the village. "Certainly we've seen a lot more people coming to Wiltshire over the last year or so and we did really well out of the 'Staycation'.