Lacock, a Proper English Village

Established in 1232, the village of Lacock was given to the National Trust in 1944 by Matilda Talbot. It is best known as the location for the television series and movies, such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Harry Potter.

I can see why.

Lacock house
Roof detail

Houses are made of natural stone.

I didn’t notice until our tour guide, David, pointed out that there was no electricity in Lacock. No electricity, no electrical wires snaking through the air.

Lacock Garden
Lacock garden
Lacock Church
Bicycle outside King Johns Hunting Lodge

When King John (1167-1216) hunted in the forest outside of Lacock, he stayed at his hunting lodge. The lodge is now a tea room, restaurant and bed and breakfast.

If you like what you’ve read why not Share, Tweet, Digg, Like, etc. You never know who might be interested.

10 comments on “Lacock, a Proper English Village

  1. Wonderful post… So do they have a generator for electricity? It looks like a quaint village. Hope you enjoyed your time there! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth. I wish we could have stayed longer. It felt a little like the kind of small village I grew up in – except it wasn’t as quaint and we got electricity eventually. Not sure about the generator — they probably do since they have a restaurant and must cook somehow when a group comes in. And the restaurant took credit cards so there must be a way. I’d been thinking about it but forgot to ask or do a little digging to find out. It’s a beautiful place though.
    Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth.

  3. It’s beautiful, Tony. You should definitely pay a visit. If you’re interested in Harry Potter — or maybe Devon might be? — you can see where they’re filming now.
    Yes, it is a great institution.
    Let me know what you think when you visit,

  4. It looks lovely Marcia, I’ll have to pay it a visit. The National Trust is a great institution, it’s got a number of properties and gardens near us

  5. Thanks, Penny!
    Oh, sorry! I don’t know why we think we need shopping centers everywhere. Personally, I prefer little stores where I don’t get overwhelmed by everything I see.
    You should visit the Abbey or go for steak and ale pie at the George Inn.

  6. Lovely post, I love quaint little towns-I moved to one and they have builded it up, now its just a town full of shopping centers. The photos are beautiful. I would love to visit Lacock Abbey. Beautiful !!!

  7. So beautiful.

    I loved the Pride and Prejudice series, the one with Colin Firth. Next time I watch it, I’ll have to pay more attention to the buildings.

    I sometimes watch a British show, called something like “Moving to the country”. They show inside the quaint country homes, with higgledy piggledy rooms and tiny doorways.

  8. Yes, it is what I love about England – the countryside. Of course, a lot of it is what I’d seen on television, until now.
    One of my favorite actors – Colin Firth.
    I think I know the show you’re referring to but haven’t seen it in a while….

Comments are closed.