Things to see & do

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What's on

There are lots of fun things to do on your day out, from trails for children to photography exhibitions.

During the summer holidays you can visit the 50 things discovery den in the Tudor courtyard (open Mon-Fri) and join us for workshops and activities.

Time for a walk

Our grounds and gardens are great places to go for a relaxed walk. All our paths are level and lightly gravelled.

Don't miss our new tree trail, highlighting the special trees William Henry Fox Talbot planted at Lacock Abbey. Find out facts about the trees and why he chose them.

Capturing the light

William Henry Fox Talbot invented the photographic negative here at Lacock Abbey. He shared his world changing invention with the world in 1839.

We're celebrating the 175th anniversary of his announcement all through 2014, with special exhibitions in the Fox Talbot Museum, a new look for the abbey and special events.

Don't miss

  • The brand new displays in the Fox Talbot Museum
  • The new abbey room displays
  • Wonderful buildings dating back to the 13th century
  • The famous window, where the first photographic negative was taken
  • Playtime in our cloister willow structure in the grounds
  • Special events, family trails and outdoor music and theatre
  • A picturesque village with shops, pubs and tea-rooms on every corner
  • Our delicious full menu in The Stables tea-rooms

Walk and explore the outdoors

Lacock Village is a great place for an afternoon stroll

Lacock Village is a great place for an afternoon stroll

Lacock is a great place to get outdoors. Enjoy a picnic with the family, walk your four-legged friend or download our circular walk.

It's time to play

There are plenty of things to see and do out in the abbey grounds. Walk, run and jump through the woodland garden and uncover places to play and explore. We'll get your imagination going, the rest is up to you.

Family trail

There is always a fun self-led family trail to do at Lacock Abbey. Sometimes they take you on an adventure around our woodland garden; sometimes they take you through the village. Pick up your free trail at Visitor Reception.

Filming map

Lacock is a prime location for film and television productions, including Cranford, Harry Potter and The Other Boleyn Girl. Find out about us and other houses and gardens that have graced the big (and small) screen.

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