Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time Abbey grounds 10:00 - 16:00 Car park 10:00 4pm/dusk if earlier Abbey rooms Great Hall only 10:30-15:30 Abbey cloisters 10:15 - 15:45 Fox Talbot Museum 10:00 - 16:00 Courtyard tea-room Closed Stables café 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:00 - 16:00 Second-hand bookshop 10:00 - 15:30
During the open season, the number of rooms open in the abbey is subject to volunteer availability. Last entry to Abbey is 3pm, last entry to gardens is 3.15pm. Village businesses operate independently.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Garden, Fox Talbot Museum and Exhibition
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £12.10 £11.00 Child £6.10 £5.50 Family £30.30 £27.50 1 adult and up to 3 children £18.20 £16.50 Group Adult £10.45 Group Child £5.25
Christmas: Great Hall, Garden, Fox Talbot Museum
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £14.30 £13.00 Child £7.20 £6.50 Family £35.80 £32.50 1 adult and up to 3 children £21.50 £19.50 Group Adult £12.35 Group Child £6.20
The second hand bookshop is located within the historic courtyard.
The National Trust gift shop can be found in a beautiful listed building on Lacock's picturesque High Street, selling gifts and souvenirs as well as a range of local artisan products. Find a range of photography books and souvenirs in The Fox Talbot Museum.
The Stables Cafe in the village sells light lunches, snacks, hot drinks and cakes and is open weekdays and weekends.
The tea-room in the courtyard sells light snacks, hot drinks and cakes. Please check opening times before travelling.
There are toilets located within the courtyard in the abbey grounds, and by the Stables Cafe in the village.
Plants, pots and decorative garden ware can be found by Visitor Reception on entrance to the abbey.
Blue Badge parking is available in the Hither Way car park. There is an accessible toilet in the courtyard and a RADAR accessible toilet in the village. Access to the Abbey includes steps and uneven floors - a virtual tour is available.
Level access to shop
The virtual tour is located within the abbey and accessible when the rooms are open.
3 miles south of Chippenham. M4 exit 17, signposted to Chippenham (A350). Follow A350 (signposted Poole/Warminster) until you reach Lacock.
Parking: Parking available in the Hither Way car park. Please display a parking ticket from the machines: members need to scan a membership card, while non-members need to pay £4.50 either with cash or using the PayByPhone app. Once parked, follow the signs 200 yards to entrance.
Surrounding network of footpaths, including route beside Wiltshire & Berkshire Canal
Melksham 3 miles; Chippenham 3½ miles
Faresaver X34/Chippenham to Frome (passing Melksham train station, close Chippenham train station and close Trowbridge train station) Search for Lacock timetables here: http://www.faresaver.co.uk
NCN4, 1 mile You can find bike racks in the car park, adjacent to the Red Lion.
Directions for groups
Travelling by coach? Follow the brown signs or enter Hither Way, Lacock. There are five coach spaces in the main visitor car park. A closer drop-off point is available on request - please email email@example.com Parking is restricted on busy days and Bank Holidays. No parking or dropping off on village streets.
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A quirky country house with monastic roots and original medieval cloister, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer.
The garden at Lacock combines meandering paths through woodland and parkland with a historic Rose Garden, orchard and William Henry Fox Talbot's Botanic Garden.
Museum and gallery
The Fox Talbot Museum explores the history of photography, and Lacock's role within it, and hosts changing photography exhibitions.
A quintessential English village little changed in 200 years with streets lined with timber-framed houses and independent shops.
Inside and outside seating, serving drinks, light lunches and takeaway snacks and ice cream.
Lacock's National Trust High Street Shop sells a range of beautiful gifts, including home and garden ware, food and drink as well as locally produced artisan products.
A 14th-century tithe barn in Lacock village.
Learn about the history of photography at the Fox Talbot Museum, with a collection spanning photographic developments up to the present day.
Lacock Abbey's peaceful garden is a place to relax. Discover the Botanic Garden, greenhouse, orchard and woodland along with the sounds of nature at this green natural setting.
Explore the historic streets of Lacock, a quintessential English village with timber-framed cottages and local shops. With its central grid of four streets, Lacock today looks much as it did 200 years ago.
Have an outdoor adventure at Lacock this autumn, watch as the seasons change in the woodland and gardens and enjoy family activities during October half term.
Explore photographer and artist Ellen Carey’s celebration of light, colour and playfulness at Lacock. The exhibition includes pieces created especially for the country house.
All is bright and full of light at Lacock for the Christmas festivities this year. Follow the reindeer trail around the village and abbey, find the Community Christmas Tree festival in the Cloister and traditional decorations in the Great Hall. Bring the kids for a cosy festive Storytime in the Lacock Christmas Grotto and write a letter to Santa to send from the Bakehouse mailroom.
This easy walk takes you around the beautiful medieval village of Lacock, with quaint cottages, a ford for little toes to splash in and views of English countryside along the way.
Let us guide you through Lacock village and over the remains of a long forgotten water garden. Witness some impressive views of the Abbey, not seen from within the Abbey grounds.
Discover the medieval village of Lacock, Wiltshire on this manageable circular stroll, which passes charming cottages, crosses a ford, and heads along the so-called Lovers Walk.
The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past.
The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
Three prized items in the collection at Lacock have been included in a special National Trust publication. Discover why they are so unique and where you can find them.
Discover some of the behind-the-scenes work carried out at Lacock Abbey, including how the high ceilings are dusted and how the Victorian clock is kept ticking.
Discover why the Abbey’s medieval Cloisters and the village’s timber-framed houses have made the perfect location for many TV and film productions.