[imgl=lacock]Lacock - Village Centre[/imgl]Lacock is a village where time stands still. The medieval houses beside the road, with minimal street lighting when it's dark, are close by the church and ancient abbey that was closed by Henry VIII as a part of his reforms. Later, Lacock Abbey became famous as the home of Fox Talbot, and was the location at which he took his first reversal process photographic image and set going a process that predominated photography until the coming of the digital camera. Following this theme, Lacock is often used for filming these days - see Lacockfilm
Map locator - Lacock
[imgr=laco_08_1]Lacock Church[/imgr] The Church at Loacock has featured in many films, and has been the setting for some high profile weddings too.
[imgl=laco_08_2]Traditional Tea at Lacock[/imgl] Lacock is very much a tourist mecca - and places like the Hunting Lodge offer traditional sandwich lunches, or full high (cream) teas - in the garden when weather allows, and inside on inclement days.
[imgr=laco_08_3]Lacock[/imgr] Most of the buildings in the village are owned by the National Trust, who have a vigorous policy of maintaining the village's old time nature. The signs, the tiles - even the lamps are, you'll feel, exactly as they might have been 100 years ago.
Lacock is midway between Melksham
(about 4 miles from each) - it's the most southerly Cotswolds
village such as Biddestone and Castlecombe
and it's to the east of Corsham
and to the west of Calne
Another view of Lacock Abbey
Bowden Hill Church, near Lacock
View of Avon valley from Spye Park, above Lacock
See also Corshamcourt