Lacock Abbey & Village
Lacock Abbey & Village
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  • Tina P
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lacock by public transport
    I have been many times with my late husband who drove but I don't so I was pleased to find I could reach Lacock by public transport. Take a train to Chippenham and then from the bus station, which is short walk away, Fair saver bus X34 to Frome from Chippenham bus station which took approximately 15 minutes. The fair is under the Government single fair £2 cap scheme The bus stops outside The George Inn in Lacock and you pick it up returning at the same place. Lacock Abbey is a lovely building and you also get the Fox Talbot museum. I had a nice coffee and walnut cake and tea in the Abbey tea room. After visiting the Abbey walked around the village and then tried myself to delicious fish and chips in the Red Lion. They had some really nice looking cakes in there so next time I visit I will try them!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Shelagh
    164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So pretty
    This is the most beautiful village and has so much to see including the Abbey, home of Talbot Fox, a Harry Potter trail and some lovely little independent shops. The houses are very pretty Cotswold stone and there are several pubs for lunches plus tea rooms and ice cream parlours. The Abbey itself is worth a visit, especially the museum tracing the history of photography.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • 360irenew
    Ammanford, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    We stayed in the Red Lion hotel in the village. Very friendly staff. We had a most beautiful walk around the village. We stopped and visited the shops and I bought two art pieces at the village hall where they had an art exhibition on the day we visited. The little church is also worth seeing as of course is the Abbey and the museum. We are planning to go and visit this village again soon.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • AprilForbes
    Salisbury, United Kingdom841 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking in this lovely quaint village 🙂
    Lovely quaint small village which has an abbey. Visited a few of the shops; bakery which was lovely and the National Trust Shop and we had lunch in The Red Lion. Everybody was very friendly and helpful wherever we went. I am a National Trust member however didn't go in the Abbey today as didn't have enough time after eating.... School boy error. The place is definitely worth a visit and I will be back to see inside the abbey.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
  • machinmad
    Yaxley, United Kingdom2,508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic place ...
    A fascinating place. The info boards in the Abbey tell the story of Fox Tolbot’s photographic journey in excellent detail. It’s quite humbling to stand at the window where he took the first photographic plate. Wonder round the village too, a near pristine example of medieval village architecture unspoilt by modern living. Three inviting pubs, a bakery, deli, tearoom, chocolate house and jewelers to explore. Go see the swirling ford too. A must to visit if you’re in the area.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 March 2024
  • Joe C
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pretty and picturesque village
    The village of Lacock is lovely. The streets lined with thatched houses look like they are straight out of a film, and indeed they are. Many TV programmes have been filmed in Lacock. The Abbey was also where Henry Fox Talbot invented the camera. The grounds are picturesque and the whole abbey is a National Trust site. Lacock also is home to a historic Tithe Barn which is open sometimes for visitors to look inside. There are also 2 pubs in the village so why not make it a day out. Each time I have visited I have loved it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
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Joe C
Trowbridge, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The village of Lacock is lovely. The streets lined with thatched houses look like they are straight out of a film, and indeed they are. Many TV programmes have been filmed in Lacock. The Abbey was also where Henry Fox Talbot invented the camera. The grounds are picturesque and the whole abbey is a National Trust site. Lacock also is home to a historic Tithe Barn which is open sometimes for visitors to look inside. There are also 2 pubs in the village so why not make it a day out. Each time I have visited I have loved it.
Written 6 April 2024
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A fascinating place. The info boards in the Abbey tell the story of Fox Tolbot’s photographic journey in excellent detail. It’s quite humbling to stand at the window where he took the first photographic plate. Wonder round the village too, a near pristine example of medieval village architecture unspoilt by modern living. Three inviting pubs, a bakery, deli, tearoom, chocolate house and jewelers to explore. Go see the swirling ford too.

A must to visit if you’re in the area.
Written 7 March 2024
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Traveller 53 Wiltshire
Wiltshire247 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
At £11.00 each per ticket we thought we would be seeing inside the Abbey.. No chance.. it's closed until Easter. All we could see was the cloisters. The Fox Talbot museum is virtually free to see with no ticket, as is the village. So.. what did we pay our £22.00 for? I now wish I had demanded a refund!.. very disappointing.
Written 17 February 2024
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AprilForbes
Salisbury, UK841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Lovely quaint small village which has an abbey.

Visited a few of the shops; bakery which was lovely and the National Trust Shop and we had lunch in The Red Lion.

Everybody was very friendly and helpful wherever we went.

I am a National Trust member however didn't go in the Abbey today as didn't have enough time after eating.... School boy error.

The place is definitely worth a visit and I will be back to see inside the abbey.
Written 19 January 2024
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Sheila B
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Its a lovely village and you should go and see it, but be aware that it is a normal village with cars parked on the road and traffic going through. For me it spoilt my image of what I was going to see
Written 15 December 2023
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360irenew
Ammanford, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We stayed in the Red Lion hotel in the village. Very friendly staff. We had a most beautiful walk around the village. We stopped and visited the shops and I bought two art pieces at the village hall where they had an art exhibition on the day we visited. The little church is also worth seeing as of course is the Abbey and the museum. We are planning to go and visit this village again soon.
Written 28 August 2023
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Shelagh
164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is the most beautiful village and has so much to see including the Abbey, home of Talbot Fox, a Harry Potter trail and some lovely little independent shops. The houses are very pretty Cotswold stone and there are several pubs for lunches plus tea rooms and ice cream parlours. The Abbey itself is worth a visit, especially the museum tracing the history of photography.
Written 27 August 2023
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Michael S
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Two sets of steps up to the Abbey. One has a sign Exit only the other no sign. This must be the one to enter then. Apparently not, I have to walk around the corner. Climbed those steps for nothing.
Written 15 August 2023
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MyBlueSoul
Warrington, UK257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed a walk round the abbey and grounds, a lot more to see than you might expect.
Village is fascinating and steeped in history, it has been used in quite a few TV and Film scenes, including a few from Harry Potter. Not big, but good to walk round all the same.
Written 20 June 2023
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Tina P
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I have been many times with my late husband who drove but I don't so I was pleased to find I could reach Lacock by public transport. Take a train to Chippenham and then from the bus station, which is short walk away, Fair saver bus X34 to Frome from Chippenham bus station which took approximately 15 minutes. The fair is under the Government single fair £2 cap scheme The bus stops outside The George Inn in Lacock and you pick it up returning at the same place. Lacock Abbey is a lovely building and you also get the Fox Talbot museum. I had a nice coffee and walnut cake and tea in the Abbey tea room. After visiting the Abbey walked around the village and then tried myself to delicious fish and chips in the Red Lion. They had some really nice looking cakes in there so next time I visit I will try them!
Written 19 June 2023
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