Sunday, 4 October 2015

Beautiful Buildings and Flowers in Lacock

We have spent a magnificent day in the Wiltshire village of Lacock today.  This whole village is owned almost in its entirety by The National Trust. This beautiful village has been used as a film location for many movies and television shows including the BBC Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Cranford and Harry Potter.

It was a cool foggy morning walking through the gardens of the Abbey.


First our group had a private tour of Lacock Abbey which has an 800 year history.  This was originally a  medieval nunnery founded in the early thirteenth century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury for the Augustinian order. The beautiful cloisters from the original Abbey are still there.  You will recognise them as part of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Here are some photos from inside the Abbey.


And the outside:

We then spent some time walking around the village.  This is the doorway of the film location where the Meryton Ball took place in the 1995 adaptation of  "Pride and Prejudice".

Here I am outside the door!

This is the location for the house where Harry Potters' parents were killed by Lord Voldemort.

And lots of other gorgeous nooks and crannies around the village.


It was the Harvest Festival service in church this morning and the lovely produce of the season was on display.

We had a magnificent roast of beef or lamb with Yorkshire pudding for lunch in The George Inn.

Later we were served full afternoon tea in a gorgeous small hotel.

Back to Bath early for a rest.

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