Lacock Abbey, located in the centre of the village was founded in the 13th century and dissolved in 1539.
Later, it became a quirky country house of various architectural styles within its own woodland grounds.
It was a home for the Talbot family, including William Henry Fox Talbot 19th century, famous for his contributions towards the invention of the photographic negative.
His amazing achievements are celebrated in the Fox Talbot Museum on the ground floor and the gallery above holds special exhibitions throughout the year.
Wander through the Medieval cloisters, and 16th century stable courtyard, explore the furnished rooms and discover the 18th century Gothick hall.
There are lots of opportunities to bring the family or friends and join in with our regular seasonal events, activities and trails in the grounds.
Take a pleasant walk through the village where you can enjoy a meal or shopping.
Lacock village and Lacock Abbey have been used as a location in TV and film productions of Wolfman, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford Chronicles, Emma and Harry Potter films.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£14.00 per ticket|
|Child - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£7.00 per ticket|
|Family - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£35.40 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2017 (2 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Please call 01249 730459 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock to check exact opening times.
Village businesses operate independently.
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None
- In countryside
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, audio tape, large print guide.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 3 hours
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 15
- Special group rates - On request
- Visa accepted
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Marketed towards families
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Danish printed material
- Dutch printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Italian printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Spanish printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - On request
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is M4.
Follow signs to Chippenham, take A350 south of Chippenham.
Lacock approximately 2 miles south, signposted off to left.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Chippenham station.
Bus No. 234 to Frome stops in Lacock.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good296
- John HHitchin HertsTrip Type:CouplesAn interesting mixtureSunday, 26th March 2017A great National Trust property with ample religious connections and a Victorian conversion. With the history of photography bound up into the property as well, this is a must. The NT volunteers... Read full review
- Annie LTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful place with friendly staffSunday, 26th March 2017How lovely to be able to walk around this wonderful place. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended Read full review
- Geneal0gistSussexDelightful!Thursday, 23rd March 2017Very friendly and helpful NT volunteers certainly know their history. A thoroughly enjoyable morning - long morning. We were so absorbed we didn't notice time passing. Read full review