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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Lacock is a lovely village full of quirkyness. The abbey is very interesting and as an added attraction you can visit the history of photography . If you are a national trust member you can get in for free , but it is a little expensive if you are not a member.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ade W
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

Although a rainy day when we visited, this was still a wonderful place to visit. We didn't have time for the Talbot museum, but the abbey itself, with its layers of history from 13th century nunnery ,16th century manor house and 18th to 20th century Talbot house is fascinting in itself. Used as a film set for Harry Potter, and revealing all the modifications and renovations over the years, it is really living history. The village itself, filmed in Cranford etc is also a lovely experience. Would love to have more time next visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gregory D
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We were traveling to the West Country and wanted somewhere to break our journey. Parking was easy even during school holidays, with helpful volunteers to explain how members can use the car park. Information was readily available so that we knew what was available and where to go. So many smiling offers of help! The abbey is well worth a visit. It’s a wonderful balance of glorious tranquility and fabulous history. Hoards of children on Easter egg hunts didn’t impinge on our visit at all. Well done Lacock. Well done National Trust

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank terryl969
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

We are members of the Royal Oak Society who partner with the National Trust, so admission for us to this venue was free. There is a large parking lot, which, on the day we visited, was already filling with cars early in the day. One parks in the lot then walks to the visitor center to show/pay for tickets. It is in this center where the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography can be found. We found the information to be quite fascinating as William Henry Fox Talbot was on the cutting edge of film developing, but was never given the credit due. If you have any interest in photography at all, it is well worth walking through this small museum.
The real draw of this Lacock is the Abbey itself. We visited on a glorious day with bright blue skies, making the whole experience even more memorable. One can walk through the abbey and read the history that is presented on placards throughout.
The abbey was purchased by Talbot who transformed the living quarters into his own private residence for his family. The tour takes you through many of the rooms that were upgraded by Talbot.
On the grounds outside stands the original kitchen as well as a brewery, claimed to be the oldest in Britain.
There are paths to wander around the grounds. The village itself is quite lovely, and obviously still lived in as there is a school and a post office as well as some shops and restaurants. Walking through the village is like stepping back in time. And, despite all of the cars in the parking lot, there were not crowds of people to be found wondering the streets of the village.
One could definitely spend a day out here enjoying the beauty of the surrounds, particularly if the weather is accommodating.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank geismom
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Lacock Abbey (also famous for being a Harry Potter film set) is a great place to wander around. Lovely scenery and an historic building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank michaelwG247PT
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