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Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a...more
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Lacock SN15 2LG, England
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Well worth a visit to this stunning village that if not for the modern cars is a real step back in time. A few hours stroll around the village is a must. Whilst there walk around the Abbey and grounds and go around the apartments...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JimD2012
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently watched a BBC Four Documentary called, Britain in Focus: A Photographic History. It started with the story of Fox Talbot and how he took the first photograph in Britain whilst living at his home in Lacock Abbey. Lacock Abbey is not just a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Burdocks
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rooms closed due to lack of volunteers. Room stewards in open rooms informative , funny and charming. National Trust staff almost comically rude. Not entirely sure what gives. Possibly the powers that be need time to work out whether they want visitors or not. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hisperica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this abbey and exhibition on our trip to the Cotswolds. Home to Fox-Talbot, the inventor of photography, this is an interesting place to visit especially if keen on photography. There is a good exhibition as well as the abbey premises to see. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank christophers608
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited years ago with our children and so we revisited with some of our grandchildren! It is a brilliant country house. Yes, you have all the film connections for the younger audience but so much history. I love the details in these places. When...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day out! Lacock’s timeless beauty and fascinating history takes your mind away from all your everyday concerns and gives you time to simply enjoy... The combination of ancient abbey and, more recently, family home means there’s something to interest everyone, and there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent visit from an overseas friend, we took a day trip to Lacock as she'd never been. The abbey is a really stunning structure, and there is a lot to be seen inside. The (for lack of a better word) ruins on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last visited Lacock in 2014. I don't understand what happened last time but we missed so much! So pleased we went back. So much to see and learn from the lovely room guides. We walked around the former abbey and the wonderful house and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this on a lovely sunny day the grounds are very good with a lovely display of snowdrops and crocuses well worth a visit although a bit pricey if you are not a National trust member.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigDave1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around the abbey and house. The Talbot’s lived here and the first photo was taken here. There is a museum about photography here which is worth a visit. The village etc have been used in many films and tv shows such as Downton Abbey...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jack W
20 August 2018|
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Response from marc l | Reviewed this property |
If you're a national trust member its free. If not then there is free parking around the town if you're not going at weekend
13 August 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I have no knowledge of this incident. I am sure this should be dealt with by The National Trust.
13 July 2018|
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Response from C8138HKmarkg | Reviewed this property |
All they ask is you don’t use flash.