Lacock Abbey

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Lacock Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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 former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past. The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
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CARLMLivepoolUK
Bootle, UK171 contributions
Lovely village to visit free for those who are not National Trust members !
Oct 2021 • Couples
A village which is NationalTrust owned and is a set back in time visit where costume dramas are shot by camera crews. Well worth a visit, including the abbey. A unique experience this entire visit.
Written 13 October 2021
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Holiday-Note
United Kingdom157 contributions
Not the Best National Trust Property
Sep 2021
The Abbey is a fair walk from the Carpark, but is flat all the way. The Cloisters are not over large but are attractive, it appears they were glazed in at one time but the fittings appear to have rusted away.
We were informed by a volunteer that there was some important Tudor furniture on the first floor, we thought these displays were disappointing, there did appear to be a large number of bookcases with lots of dusty books badly in need of a good clean.
The Courtyard containing the Brewhouse, Bakery and the toilets has been used in some Television productions.
Would not bother to visit again.
Written 1 October 2021
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Claire
East Sussex, UK7 contributions
Hit and miss
Sep 2021
The Cloisters were very interesting to see, especially if you are a Harry Potter fan. The Abbey was nice to have a look around however not many rooms open so it was very quick to walk around.
Some staff/volunteers need extra training in customer service, I am exempt from wearing a mask and have a lanyard but i was asked in every room to put a mask on, I understand asking the once on arrival but to be kept being asked was annoying. In the Abbey i was asked to remove my very small backpack and hold it or wear it on my front. I understand the reason behind this but it was very small and no different to someone holding a bag under their arm. Why wasn't i asked to do this when paying, when entering the Cloisters, when entering the Abbey itself, why second room in and not in a very polite manner? I couldn't wait to get out of there.
The village however was lovely.
Written 27 September 2021
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Suffolk Gal
Sutton, UK5 contributions
Interesting Day Out for all the Family
Sep 2021
A very interesting day out for the whole family. Both the Abbey and village are well worth exploring.
Written 18 September 2021
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DREGS
Grafham, UK335 contributions
Fascinating history - look out for the Victorian central heating
Sep 2021
The tale of how this abbey became a home with intermediate steps is really intriguing. The volunteers and staff at the Abbey are so enthusiastic it's difficult not to be drawn in! We went inside when the rain started and enjoyed our tou tremendously. Look out for the Victorian central heating
Written 10 September 2021
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Gill57
south yorkshire186 contributions
A hidden gem
Sep 2021 • Couples
Scenery and surrounding area before you even acces the abbey is stunning.

Inside doesn't disappoint. Staff on hand to assist and provide excellent knowledge and information.
Written 8 September 2021
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Charles G
Cardiff, UK8 contributions
Wonderful with exceptions!
Aug 2021 • Couples
‘Enjoyed’ our second visit to this jewel of medieval England! First time visitors should bear in mind that, whilst Lacock Village is wholly owned by The National Trust, it’s still a bustling tenant occupied village and therefore, full of cars!! Photos you see on Tripadvisor and the wider Web indicate a quiet, idyllic, sleepy ‘hamlet’!, which, at the time of our visit was certainly not the case.
Don’t be put off though, The Abbey and grounds are as majestic as they are silent!
Be prepared, to pay to park unless you are a NT member.
Written 25 August 2021
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Tracey O
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom186 contributions
Beautiful village
Aug 2021
Very well laid out enough to see inside but lots closed off. Very informative as well. The village is also lovely to walk round and people place bits outside to sell which is a nice touch. It's all owned by national trust and is a short walk from the car park.
Written 21 August 2021
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Gerry S
Whitstable, Kent196 contributions
The home of Photography
Aug 2021
A fine place to visit, lots to see and do, and a beutiful property to see. Dont miss the tennis balls on the staff's chair legs.
Written 20 August 2021
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smallers1
Leek, UK55 contributions
Beautiful little place
Aug 2021 • Family
What a gem of a place. The Abbey and village are just beautiful, like stepping back in time. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was there. Just lovelyX
Written 3 August 2021
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