Special offers and discounts in and around London

Visiting Lacock Village and Abbey

Medieval Abbey & village mid way between Stonehenge and Bath

Lacock Village Typical Street Scene

Lacock village: popular film location

The medieval wool village of Lacock is situated in delightful English countryside less than 30 minutes drive from Bath and 50 minutes from Stonehenge. Close by Lacock is Castle Combe, a very different village to Lacock but well worth the brief detour.


By a combination of events Lacock Village and the adjacent Abbey has been under the ownership of the National Trust for some time now.

Make no mistake, Lacock is a living, breathing village, not a museum piece. The National Trust rents out all the houses, even the pubs to private tenants. The caveat is that the National Trust maintain the village and buildings as they were several hundred years ago.


Whilst modern inside, the buildings from the outside look pretty much the same as centuries ago at the the heyday of Lacock.

Lacock Abbey is one of the few abbeys in England left intact, most being destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII. Lacock Abbey has attracted renewed interest in recent years as it was used as a film location for Harry Potter films.


Lacock Abbey

We have a dedicated page looking at the Abbey and providing a realistic picture of what to expect when visiting. The Abbey is set in large park like grounds with sheep and cattle grazing. The Abbey is immediately adjacent to Lacock Village.

Lacock Abbey is owned by the National Trust. There is a photography museum, gardens and tours of the house as well as the cloisters area where the Harry Potter filming was performed.

More details on Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey

Lacock village

Lacock is a living breathing village with school, pubs, post office etc. but is owned by the National Trust who rent out the properties.


The National Trust maintain the properties most of which date back to medieval times when Lacock was a thriving wool village. No street lights, aerials etc. will you find here.

More details on Lacock village


Visiting Lacock

Lacock is slightly off the beaten tourist track and all the better for it. For much of the year, you'll only have a few visitors in the village for company.


At weekends and good summer days its the kind of place where locals will come to get away from the house and have a leisurely bite to eat. It can get quite crowded at these times.


Lacock is also in a nice position between Bath and Stonehenge via a more scenic route than the direct trunk road.

Lacock by public transport

Lacock is in not one of the most populated areas in Southern England. As such, getting there by public transport is not ideal but doable if time consuming.


The public transport lifeline to Lacock is the 234 bus that runs to Lacock from Chippenham, the journey time is about 15 minutes. The bus stop in the village is by the George Inn, (see image right). Frequencies are broadly hourly, Monday to Saturday only.

Chippenham Railway Station has fast links to London Paddington. Trains are one or two an hour taking about 75 minutes.


In the opposite direction the trains go onto Bath about 15 minutes away. There are also local buses operating between Chippenham and Bath.


National Express run cheaper coaches to and from London from Chippenham but these take around 3 hours. Like the trains these coaches go to and originate from Bath, 30 minutes away.

The Trainline - timetables and ticketing for UK railways
National Express Coach Services

Lacock by day tour from London

At the moment, part of the charm of Lacock is that it is not overrun by tour bus crowds. There are no large coach tours that come to Lacock on a daily basis.

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

International Friends Lacock Tour Bus

Tours are available but there are severe limitations. None of the scheduled tour operators will stay at Lacock longer than an hour, if your main aim is to visit Lacock Abbey, perhaps inspired by its use as a Harry Potter film location you will not have time to do this.

Tours at the moment either give you free time to walk around the village or are focused as a pub lunch stop at the George Inn.


Except for Premium Tours tour that visits Lacock as a pub stop after a special access visit to Stonehenge, 16 seat small minibuses will be used.

Mad Max Tours run a regular day tour starting at Bath that visits Stonehenge and Castle Combe as well as Lacock.

International Friends run a minibus tour that runs at least once weekly from London that visits Lacock, Bath and Stonehenge.

Small Group Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge Day Tour From London Ticketing

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £52

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £61

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £55

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £114

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £103

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £101

Windsor & Bath Day Tour - from £79

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £149

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £74

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £89

Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - £95

Stonehenge & Avebury - £109

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Bath, Stonehenge, Lacock & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £99

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford (Small Group) -£149

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £89

Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon - £57-75 (no admissions incl)

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £96

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £149

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £65

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £101

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £99

Canterbury, Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Kent villages (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £94

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £99

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Day Tours by Train to Liverpool, Paris and Scotland

Beatles Liverpool Day Tour - £169

Day Trip to Paris - from £179

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £199

2 to 12 Day Tours covering Great Britain, Ireland, Paris & Amsterdam

2-Day Avebury, Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford - from £174.25

2-Day Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford - from £195.21

3-Day Tours of English Regions (3 tours) - from £294.80

3 Days in Paris - from £339

2-Day Edinburgh - from £312

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £339

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £499

3-Day Amsterdam - from £259

6-12-Day tours of Great Britain and Ireland - from £1025

Special Offer Day Tours From London
Every effort is made to keep all our information correct and the advertised prices up to date. We endeavour to be as accurate a source of information as possible but Travellers Toolkits cannot be held responsible for any price differential between our stated prices and those of the companies supplying the product or accuracy of information provided on our sites.