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 Good286
- emtreyEnford, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely Abbey and A Famous Film LocationWednesday, 15th February 2017As members of the National Trust we have have been meaning to visit Lacock ever since moving to Wiltshire. It is a lovely Abbey set in an idyllic old village. Some wonderful rooms with some fantastic... Read full review
- samdoha3KuwaitTrip Type:Friends getawayAwe inspiring historical buildingWednesday, 15th February 2017The Abbey at Lacock is a wonderful National Trust building that is steeped in local history. There are beautiful gardens to walk around and even though the abbey is now just a shell, it is easy to... Read full review
- TheChampions11Reading, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyNational Trust TreasureTuesday, 14th February 2017Lacock Abbey, a beautiful building both inside and out. One of those places where you can really feel the history. Walking around the village is almost like stepping back in time; the buildings and... Read full review