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Lacock Abbey - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2LG, UK

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Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots and Britain's birthplace of photography. It is set in spacious wooded grounds, with plenty of space to picnic, and is now recognizable 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.


Attractions Near Lacock Abbey

Corsham Court
Corsham Court5.05km from Lacock Abbey

Corsham Court is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion built in 1582 and much remodelled over the subsequent centuries. It is in the town of Corsham, 3 miles west of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is notable for its fine art collection, based on the nucleus of paintings inherited in 1757 by Paul Methuen from his uncle, Sir Paul Methuen, the diplomat. It is currently the home of the present Baron Methuen, James Methuen-Campbell, the eighth generation of the Methuens to live there.

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre5.52km from Lacock Abbey

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is a building in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, which serves as a focal point for heritage services relating to Wiltshire and Swindon. It is funded by Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council. It has purpose-built archive storage and research facilities and incorporates the local studies library, museums service, archaeology service, Wiltshire buildings record and the conservation service. The centre opened to the public on 31 October 2007 and is being

Bowood House and Gardens
Bowood House and Gardens5.71km from Lacock Abbey

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. This house has a rich history with a wealth of art and antiques on display, and within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years.

Great Chalfield Manor
Great Chalfield Manor7.84km from Lacock Abbey

Great Chalfield Manor is an English country house at Great Chalfield, about 2.5 miles northeast of the town of Bradford on Avon in the west of the county of Wiltshire. The house consists of a great hall, a panelled dining room, a solar with an oriel window and chambers in each gable. The moated manor house was built around 1465–1480 for Thomas Tropenell, a modest member of the landed gentry who made a fortune as a clothier. It is on the site of an earlier fortified house, of which traces remain:

National Trust - Great Chalfield Manor and Garden

Great Chalfield Manor is an English country house at Great Chalfield, about 2.5 miles northeast of the town of Bradford on Avon in the west of the county of Wiltshire. The moated manor house was built around 1465–1480 for Thomas Tropenell, a modest member of the landed gentry who made a fortune as a clothier. It is on the site of an earlier fortified house, of which traces remain: the bases of curtain walls to the east and north, and parts of two towers.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum8.53km from Lacock Abbey

The only motor museum in Wiltshire. The majority of the exhibits are cars from the 1920s onwards plus a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. There is also interesting memorabilia, the Jack Spittle Model Lorry Collection plus a reconstructed 1930s style garage complete with vehicles.

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.

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