Another must see village, Lacock is a National Trust village that attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to view the unspoilt village (where most buildings are from the 18th Century) and Lacock Abbey, which have also caught the eyes of film and TV location scouts, appearing in a couple of the 'Harry Potter' films for all you wizarding fans, as well as many other films and TV dramas such as 'Cranford'.
Lacock's location make it an ideal attraction to visit either on our Cotswolds guided tour or as a stopping point on an airport transfer tour between your London airport and Bath or other destination in the West of England.
Tour OptionsLacock can be visited either on an airport transfer tour (when travelling to or from your Bath or West of England destination and a London airport), on one of Celtic Horizon's suggested tour routes or build it in to a custom tour around your own requirements - contact us for details and prices.
Please note that we only offer journeys and tours that are exclusive to your family or party: we do not operate scheduled shared tour bus services.
"Lacock is a picturesque village located in Wiltshire, England, approximately 3 miles southeast of Chippenham. The village is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture, and it has been used as a filming location for several movies and TV shows, including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Downton Abbey.
Lacock was founded in the 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a center for the wool industry. The village's layout, with its high street and marketplace, has changed little since that time, and many of the buildings that line the streets date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
One of the most significant buildings in Lacock is Lacock Abbey, which was founded in the 13th century as a nunnery. The abbey was dissolved in the 16th century, and the buildings were converted into a country house. The house and its surrounding gardens are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction.
Other notable buildings in Lacock include St. Cyriac's Church, which dates back to the 12th century and has a Norman doorway and a 14th-century tower, and the George Inn, which is a 14th-century pub that still serves food and drinks to this day.
Overall, Lacock is a charming village that is popular with tourists who are interested in history, architecture, and English culture. It is a great place to visit if you want to experience traditional English village life and explore some of the country's most beautiful medieval architecture."