Lacock Abbey & Village

Lacock Abbey & Village, Laycock: Address, Phone Number, Lacock Abbey & Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Lacock Abbey & Village
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,706 contributions
It’s like a step back in time.
May 2021 • Couples
The National Trust owned village of Lacock is like a walk back in historic architecture styles. No building is later than the 18th Century and several date from two or three centuries earlier, such as the St Cyriac’s Church and the Lacock Abbey.
Lots of atmospheric small independent shops to browse and a couple of decent pub restaurants including the 18th Century Red Lion.
Yes, it is an NT car park with a flat rate all day charge, but you can easily spend several hours here, especially if you are going to visit the abbey and it gardens, for which there is an additional entrance fee, unless you are a NT member of course.
Written 12 July 2021
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MandL-OM
Merstham, UK203 contributions
Very quaint
Jun. 2021 • Couples
We’ve visited Lacock before but always on the way back from a walk. So whilst staying across the road in the camping/ caravan site, we decided to spend a few hours exploring the village. Great to see all of the old buildings including many historic houses and to explore the shops, the Tithe Barn and church before moving on to Lacock Abbey.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 July 2021
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Brenda D
Bromley, UK279 contributions
Quaint Cotswold Village - well worth a visit.....
Jun. 2021
As we were staying in Castle Combe, we decided to pay a visit to this little village. it was well worth doing so - a really pretty, charming place. We had to pay a flat fee of £4.50 for the carpark which we felt was too high - didn't matter if you were staying an hour or a day, the same rate applied to all which seemed unfair.
Loved the home-made jams, fudge etc left outside houses with honesty boxes for payment if purchased!
We paid £10 each to go into the Abbey (a little on the high side again I felt) but really enjoyed seeing the cloister rooms which were featured in the Harry Potter films. The history of the Abbey is fascinating. There were many National Trust volunteers on hand inside the Abbey to answer any questions so we were grateful for their time. It is a beautiful house and we were glad we had paid the money and ventured in. The William Fox Talbot museum was also interesting. I really enjoyed going around the village seeing the other houses that had featured in many films over years.
A Cotswold village which is well worth a visit.
Written 24 June 2021
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Calamarihead
Eketahuna, New Zealand48 contributions
Brilliant
May 2021 • Couples
Aw definitely worth a visit. Such a gorgeous little village, with honesty box items for sale dotted about. From plants to dog treats to jewellery and brownies.
The Abbey is well kept with lovely and entertaining staff.
One way anti covid system in place of course.
Everywhere clean and safe etc.
Gardens lovely to poole through. Best allium I've seen this year!!
Fab if you're a national trust member too. It's definitely worth joining if you love history, heritage and nature!
Written 25 May 2021
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PhilMerridan
St Albans, UK339 contributions
2 walk round Lacock.
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Booked tickets last week as it is a timed entry. Had to pay £4.50 to park in the car park, no matter how long you stay which is a bit of a rip off. Got in only to find the house was closed so you can only walk around the grounds & village & visit the cloisters. The Fox Talbot exhibition was very interesting though. A fairly expensive couple of hours.
Written 1 November 2020
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Pammy S
Windsor, UK97 contributions
Very enjoyable few hours in lovely surroundings
Sep. 2020
Spent a few hours walking around the village and abbey grounds. Unfortunately the Abbey was not open to the public due to Covid restrictions, I have visited this location before but as we were spending a few days in the area and I wanted to show our friends what a beautiful and interesting Village Laycock was. So many films and TV series have used this delightful place for a backdrop for period dramas it could not be more perfect.
Written 29 October 2020
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Chris D
Somerset, UK155 contributions
Wonderful place to visit.
Oct. 2020
Brilliant place to visit - a village time capsule which is well renowned for the location backdrop to many movies, TV series etc. Charming old properties frozen in time but well-maintained. I appreciate this is a living village but it is a shame that the cars and vehicles do detract from the overall ambience.
The Abbey is spectacular and the gardens and open areas are excellent to stroll in - very peaceful and relaxing.
The small but detailed Fox Talbot Museum is certainly worth a visit, providing information and artefacts of the history of photography - linked of course to the Abbey as the location of the very first negative to be produced.
All round an excellent day out, thoroughly recommended but I expect it is extremely busy in peak months especially if Covid is still amongst us. Check ahead to confirm it is open - filming regularly occurring here in the village.
Written 24 October 2020
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Quadie69
West Thurrock, UK8 contributions
Beautiful
Sep. 2020 • Friends
I have already posted a review for the Abbey which is lovely.

Would just like to mention the village and the people that live there for letting us go round their beautiful village. I love that they sell there good on the front door step and trust people to pay though the letter boxes.

Also had a lovely shandy in the red lion.

We recommend mend a visit.
Written 16 September 2020
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676kareng11
Bedworth, UK222 contributions
So picturesque.
Aug. 2020 • Family
We just spent a fair few hours around the village and to the abbey, unfortunately due to Covid at the minute it’s just the grounds and cloisters open. What was open was really interesting and beautiful. We also spotted all but one of the locations where Harry Potter was filmed.
Written 24 August 2020
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Jade
Leicestershire, UK18 contributions
You can pretend you are in the way to potions class...
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Beautiful location for a day out. Social distancing checks in place allowing minimum numbers in at a time and also introduced a one way system (which worked in our favour as we didn’t miss out on anything by navigating ourselves). Unable to walk around the house which is a sham but understandable. We walked the footsteps of Harry Potter himself through the filming locations which was exciting as a big fan myself. The village itself was definitely worth a wonder around, still can’t get to grips with the fact people actually live in this medieval village. Cafe insight selling the most delicious ice cream. Perfect destination to also bring your own picnic!
Written 11 August 2020
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