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The sun shines through the cloister walk at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Plan your group visit to Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and the village. Whether you want to spend a whole day here or are planning a stopover on a tour around England's South, Lacock is a must-see.

Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey holds your attention with the atmosphere of 800 years of history in one fascinating building. Any keen photography enthusiasts might want to see the central oriel window of which Talbot captured his image ‘Latticed Window’ in August 1835. 

Your group can choose to visit the whole abbey (cloister and rooms) which will allow them to see the South Gallery in which the window is situated, or opt to simply explore the medieval cloister and see its beautiful architecture and the window from the South Terrace and lawn. Groups of more than 15 must book in advance if planning to visit the abbey during their visit.

Lacock village

The picture-perfect village has plenty of shops, food outlets and buildings full of character to explore.  Lacock is a real, living community, which is what makes this place so special to visit. TV shows such as 'Downton Abbey', 'Cranford' and 'Pride and Prejudice' were filmed here too.

Fox Talbot Museum

The museum is a must, and well worth a visit, as it tells the story of the birth of photography here at Lacock Abbey. The upper gallery features a programme of fascinating exhibitions that change twice a year.  

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