Lacock is now temporarily closed. This includes the abbey rooms, Courtyard tea-room, High Street shop, Fox Talbot Museum, visitor reception, Stables cafe and abbey grounds.
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.
|2020 - Temporarily closed (2 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Temporarily closed
Please call 01249 730459 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock to check exact opening times.
Village businesses operate independently.
- 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
- Picnic Site
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Approx length of visit - 3 hours
- In countryside
- Max group size - 100
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 15
- 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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good519
- peterwV2022ZHChippenham, United KingdomMorning outing.Thursday, 12th March 2020Although living in the area all my life I had never visited Lacock Abbey before. I found it an extremely interesting place full of history with friendly volunteers to hand ready to answer questions... Read full review
- RedrosePilgrimPlymouth, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyExcellent day outSaturday, 14th March 2020Fascinating historical site, really helpful and friendly staff. The grounds are also very good to walk around. Enjoyable few hours. Read full review
- dodge440London, EnglandLovely National Trust propertyWednesday, 18th March 2020This a lovely building with courtyard and outbuildings galore, along with walled gardens and pleasant grounds to stroll in. There's a photography museum by the shop as well, dedicated to the man who... Read full review