Lacock Abbey was founded by Ela, Countess of Salisbury in 1232 and as it changed owners, each added their own flair to the house. Over the years, the Abbey has been renovated and altered with many kinds of architectural styles. This is why you get to see ancient walkways, arched stone roofs, mullion windows and chimney stacks including the Courtyard in 16th century and the Gothic Hall in the 18th century.
Lacock Abbey has a charming tea-room and gift shops so you can pay a visit and even choose to stay over – an ideal place to relax with your loved ones.
Fame and Films
Lacock Abbey is often credited as the birthplace of photography as the residence of William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of photographic negative in the 19th century. The Fox Talbot Museum here commemorates the life and contributions of William Henry.
Lacock Abbey also made it to stardom when it was featured in films such as Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice.