A slice of old English village life

South Wales Argus: DIDN'T WE HAVE A LOVELY TIME: Here are some of the trippers who enjoyed their day out at Lacock DIDN'T WE HAVE A LOVELY TIME: Here are some of the trippers who enjoyed their day out at Lacock

GETTING THE ABBEY HABIT: Ponthir Retired People's Club visited Lacock Abbey, on Wednesday, June 27.

The abbey was founded in 1232 as a nunnery, and dissolved by Henry VIII and sold to a courtier, William Sharington, in 1536, and turned into a private house with lovely gardens.

Some of the scenes from the movie Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone were filmed there.

There is also an exhibition of photography by William Henry Fox Talbot, who owned the Abbey later, and a small museum.

The charming rural village, which dates back to the 13th-century, is owned by the National Trust, and has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.

This was the first Lottery-funded trip by the club, and all who travelled to Wiltshire had a very interesting day out wandering around everything. They also missed the rain!

Rae Connolly

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree