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UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations

Small villages seen in demand among location scouts for movies, advertising campaigns

UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
UK's tourism chiefs are hoping that places like the Wiltshire villages of Castle Combe and Lacock, which have both been extensively used in recent television and film productions, will also prove a big attraction for tourists visiting the UK during the London 2012 Olympics
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the centre of the village of Castle Combe that was recently featured in Steven Spielberg's latest film, the wartime drama, War Horse, are seen near Chippenham, England (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Smoke rises from chimneys on houses in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the main street of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the centre of the historical village of Lacock that is regularly featured in television period dramas (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Flowers grow beneath the old village pump in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
A carving on the outside of the church looks out in the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
A sign on a door in the centre of the historical village of Lacock (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the main street of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Visitors to Castle Combe take photographs in the village (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Tourism chiefs are hoping that places like the Wiltshire villages of Castle Combe and Lacock, which have both been extensively used in recent television and film productions, will also prove a big attraction for tourists (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Visitors to the village of Castle Combe look in the windows of houses (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Visitors to the village of Castle Combe walk past houses in the village (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Houses in the centre of the historical village of Lacock (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
A sign is displayed outside a bed and breakfast in the centre of the historical village of Lacock (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
A brass door knocker welcomes visitors to a house in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
An old Land Rover is parked outside houses in the centre of the historical village of Lacock (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Flowers and foliage decorate the outside of a tea room in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
A man passes the bakery in the centre of the historical village of Lacock(Getty Images)
UK eyes tourism boost at picturesque filming locations
Smoke rises from chimneys on houses in the centre of the village of Castle Combe (Getty Images)