Lacock Abbey is a quirky country house, developed over the centuries around a former 13th century nunnery, and the birthplace of modern photography. It is set in spacious wooded grounds, with plenty of space to picnic, and is now recognisable from films varying from Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter.
It was home to the Fox Talbot family. In the early 19th century, polymath William Henry Fox Talbot invented the photographic negative, a cornerstone in the rise of photography as both an art and a popular hobby.
His achievements are celebrated in the Abbey itself and in a museum of photography, which also hosts a rolling programme of photography exhibitions.
Wander through enchanting medieval cloisters, explore magnificently furnished rooms and discover the extraordinary Gothick hall.
There is a regular programme for families, with seasonal activities and trails around the grounds. With level access and winding paths it’s suitable for everyone, and beyond the Abbey grounds is a quintessential English village with independent shops to discover along its medieval streets. Pop into the Stables café for a meal or a snack before heading out on one of the walks in the surrounding countryside – it’s the perfect day out.
|Adult - Abbey, Grounds and Museum
|£15.00 per ticket
|Child - Abbey, Grounds and Museum
|£7.50 per ticket
|Family - Abbey, Grounds and Museum
|£37.50 per ticket
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2024 (2 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
* Please call 01249 730459 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock to check exact opening times.
Village businesses operate independently.
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, audio tape, large print guide.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Stables café and (seasonally) Courtyard café
- Picnic Site
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Approx length of visit - 3 hours
- In countryside
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 15
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - Parking (charge for non-National Trust members, members park for free)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Special group rates - On request
- Visa accepted
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
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - On request
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None
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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good551
- pauld267Bath, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat groundsSunday, 4th February 2024Had a walk around the ground as am a national Trust member. It's great to see the spring flowers just starting to appear. Ground are always well maintained. Staff are always friendly and helpful... Read full review
- Carol BBirmingham, United KingdomLACOCK ABBEYThursday, 8th February 2024Wednesday 31st January 2024, after visiting the Fox Talbot Mueseum of Photography, My husband and I then visited Lacock Abbey. Lacock Abbey is an amazing building with a mixture of architectural... Read full review
- Getaway52848575377Gloucester, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAfternoon in lacockMonday, 26th February 2024We really enjoyed our visit the place is stunning the grounds are lovely and the village very picture postcard it's like walking around a Charles Dickens story Read full review