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Lacock Village, located in rural Wiltshire, England, is a truly picturesque gem. Steeped in history and untouched by modern alterations, the entire village owned by the National Trust, is a charming step back in time, making it a favourite location for film and TV production.

History

Lacock’s rich history dates to the 13th century when it was an important center for the lucrative wool trade. Later in the Middle Ages, it flourished, boasting a range of houses from different periods: medieval, Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian.

How to Get There

It’s just under a two-hour drive from London or around 30 minutes from the city of Bath. Train travellers can get off at Chippenham, and take a 15-minute taxi ride to Lacock. Local bus services connect Lacock to neighbouring towns and villages.

List of Attractions

Beyond wandering the beautiful, old streets, other attractions include:

  • Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum – A historic abbey and the birthplace of photography.
  • The Tithe Barn – A well-preserved medieval barn located in the heart of the village.
  • Local Craft Shops and Galleries – A fine selection of locally produced goods.
  • Traditional Dining Pubs – Offering a range of locally sourced dishes and beverages.

Ticket Information

Entry to Lacock Village is free. However, there are admission fees for Lacock Abbey, the Fox Talbot Museum, and the Botanical Garden. It’s recommended to check the National Trust website for up-to-date ticket pricing. The village is open year-round.

Visiting Tips

  • Tourist-friendly signposts lead to various attractions around the village.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes as the village is best explored on foot.
  • Look out for filming crews. The village frequently hosts film and TV shoots.
  • Make sure to visit the Fox Talbot Museum for photography lovers.
  • Enjoy a meal or a pint at one of the traditional local pubs.

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