JK Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, was born and raised in the Cotswolds. Much of the Harry Potter series filming was done in Gloucester Cathedral and The Cloisters at Lacock Abbey and The Bodleian Library in Oxford. Snowshill was made famous for Bridget Jones’ Diary filming with “snow” being imported into the village in June. The Cotswolds make an excellent backdrop to Jane Austen films, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma being two of the more recent films. The list of famous films and locations is enormous, but amongst the most famous is the location of Bampton in Downton Abbey.