"We did the afternoon private tour of Lacock and Castle Combe with Daniel, and it easily capped off our most relaxing day of vacation... Thank you Daniel and Bath Insider Tours! I'd highly recommend Bath Insider Tours to anyone visiting the Bath area!"

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  • Private afternoon tour from Bath, departing 1:30pm.

  • Explore two famous villages near Bath with a private guide. 

  • Steeped in history, the charming villages of Lacock and Castle Combe have changed little over the centuries making them idyllic and fascinating places to visit. Both have featured in films, including Harry Potter.

  • At the end of the tour you will be treated to the famous English Cream Tea. You haven't experienced England until you have tried one of these!

  • This tour is available daily between March and October. If you would like to visit these villages outside of these months please contact me.

  • Tour price depends on the number of people in your group (maximum 6 people - reduced to 5 people in 2020). Please select the number of people in the calendar to show the price. Price includes your traditional English Cream Tea.

    To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...

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Whilst COVID-19 guidelines are in place, face-masks are required to be worn inside the vehicle (but not during the walking tour). I will supply disposable face-masks for the vehicle should you not have your own face-mask. To support COVID-19 guidelines the maximum number of people that you can book this tour for is 5 people.

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I will collect you at 1:30pm and drive you to the village of Lacock, approximately 45 minutes from Bath. Owned by the National Trust, almost all of the buildings in this village are protected and appear as they would have done almost 200 years ago - making it a popular location for filming period films & TV series (Cranford, Harry Potter, Emma and many other films have been filmed here). I will take you on a walking tour of the village where you can see traditional village features such as a tithe barn, a blind-house as well as a house dating back to the early 1200s. I will explain about the village's history and show you some of the locations for the films.

After exploring Lacock we will drive to the village of Castle Combe. Once voted England's prettiest village, Castle Combe is a great example of a traditional Cotswold village and has featured in the films of Warhorse, Stardust and Dr Doolittle. During your walking tour of this tiny village I will show you some of the filming locations and explain about the history of the Cotswolds. 

At the end of the tour we will stop to enjoy a culinary experience which all visitors to England should try - the traditional English Cream Tea!

You will return to Bath around 6:30pm. 

Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station.

We do not visit Lacock Abbey during the tour. If you are interested in visiting the Abbey which was converted into a country home and is where they filmed some of the scenes for Harry Potter please let me know in advance. An additional charge will apply to pay for the entrance fee.

INSIDER TIP: An English Cream Tea is a pot of tea accompanied by scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. They can be very filling so please bear this in mind for your dinner plans that evening!

Lacock and Castle Combe Tour

At the end of the tour enjoy one of England's famous afternoon treats - a Cream Tea.