Lacock is a timeless village in Wiltshire covered with timber framed cottages dating back to the 13th century. It has basically remained the same for the last 500 years. It is owned now by the National Trust. There are 4 streets laid out in a square next to the fabulous Lacock Abbey.
- West Street runs North - South right through the village and has 16 or more listed buildings on including a K6 red telephone kiosk, the George Inn and the War Memorial.
- High Street in the middle of the village has 20 or more listed buildings including the school, the stone Cross outside the school and the Red Lion pub.
- The East side of the village has East Street with 16 or more listed buildings including the oddly shaped Tithe Barn at its' Southeastern most corner.
- Making up the square is Church Street with 22 or more listed buildings culminating with the Church of St Cyriac to its' Northeast extreme.
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Sights to See - Things to Do
There are a number of fabulous attractions that are worth your time to see here. Start with the village and all its history. Then move into the Abbey and its wonders. Next why not enjoy the museum and the story of photography. Then why not go back for a pint and a meal in the ancient taverns all around the village.
For a start there is all of the wonder of 800 year of history to explore at Laycock Abbey. Enjoy visiting where the monks used to live in the cloister and surviving cloister rooms. The furnished rooms within the Abbey tell the tale of its many owners. Ela of Salisbury, the founder of the Abbey housed the monks for a long period here. William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor, had his family home here and took the world first photographic negative here.
Fox Talbot Museum
There is a photographic museum named after William Henry Fox Talbot here which is fun and an education for all. Wander through exhibitions about the history of photography which are inexorably linked to the family Some beautiful phtographs are also on display in the gallery.