A Morning in the Picturesque Cotswolds Village of Lacock


On the second day of our English road trip we decided to spend it exploring beautiful villages in The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is an area in the west of England famous for its gorgeous countryside, quaint little villages with thatched cottages, and beautiful old manor houses. 

We spent the morning visiting the beautiful village of Lacock, which is in the south of the Cotswolds. It's a half an hour drive from Bath, or 2 hours and 30 minutes from London via the M4. It's a very small village with only a few local shops, tea rooms and pubs, but it still makes for a wonderful place to wander around for an hour or so.

We arrived fairly early in the morning before Lacock Abbey opened, so managed to spend some time exploring the beautiful streets and snapping far too many photographs. If it wasn't for the parked cars, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd gone back in time!

One thing that I found amazing were the number of homes with stands outside selling fresh produce or home made goodies. They were unmanned with only an honesty box to put money in! One stand had a variety of different flavoured meringues and fudge which all looked delicious.

Before heading in to Lacock Abbey, we went and had some mid-morning tea and scones. There are a few quaint tea rooms in the village so it would have been a crime not too! We visited The Stables Tea Room as it's opposite the entrance to the abbey and had some outdoor seating.

We then went to explore Lacock Abbey! The abbey is famous for being the home of William Henry Fox Talbot when he created the first ever photographic negative, and was also used as a filming location for several scenes in the Harry Potter movies. I'd be lying if I didn't say that one of the main reasons I wanted to visited was to pretend I was in Hogwarts...

Entrance into the house and gardens costs £12.70 (approx. $16) for adults, so although it's a little pricey it's definitely worthwhile. The village and the house were given to the National Trust in 1944 by its last owner, and the whole area is beautifully well kept. 

We spent just over an hour exploring Lacock Abbey, before heading over to Kington St. Michael for some lunch at The Jolly Huntsman Inn pub.


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