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 (Cloisters only), Grounds and Museum||£9.90 per ticket|
|Adult - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£12.10 per ticket|
|Child - Abbey (Cloisters only), Grounds and Museum||£4.90 per ticket|
|Child - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£6.00 per ticket|
|Family - Abbey (Cloisters only), Grounds and Museu||£24.70 per ticket|
|Family - Abbey, Grounds and Museum||£30.20 per ticket|
Gift Aid Admission.
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Please call or visit website to check exact opening days and times. Abbey rooms closed on Tuesdays. Access to the Abbey rooms only available on winter weekends, cloisters remain open all days. All (excluding village) closed 1 January, 25 and 26 December
- 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
- Jules AWells, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyAnother Great National Trust Day oitSunday, 22nd January 2017The National trust can be relied on for a great family day out and lacock is no exception. With the children's trail it was great for my 3 year old and we all learnt something! Read full review
- simon eCambridge, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelBirthplace of photography.Saturday, 21st January 2017It was cold today but that did mean there were not so many people there. In the summer its very popular. I went on the preservation tour. The guide was very good and explained right from the start... Read full review
- GillAndRobertBicester, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA really good example of historic livingSunday, 8th January 2017We were so impressed with the excellent restoration and management of this beautiful example of a true piece of British scientific history. The buildings, the grounds, the village itself are all... Read full review