An interactive map of Lacock in England. You can use the drop-down near the top right of this Lacock map to select a Lacock street / road map view, a terrain view, satellite view or a hybrid with the road map overlaid on satellite view of Lacock. Controls on the left of the Lacock Google map allow you to zoom in and out as you explore the area.
Pins on the map indicate the full-screen virtual tour, 360° panoramas that have been taken in various locations in and around Lacock. Clicking on the map pin will load the virtual tour selected in the area above the map of Lacock. These virtual tours show some of the sights, attractions and other places of interest around Lacock. Where available, there are also virtual tours of some of the Lacock hotels, restaurants, museums etc.
Add Your Virtual Tours to the Lacock MapThe 360° virtual tours shown on this Lacock map are contributed by various photographers. If you would like to add your own virtual tours to this map then please see the FAQ and the For Photographers pages. Our hosting services are free for non-commercial locations. Commercial locations such as hotels, attractions and restaurants etc should refer to our virtual tour hosting pages for further information and costs.
Embed this Lacock Map on Your SiteAdding this Lacock map to your own site / blog is a fantastic way of providing interactive and immersive content for your visitors. The various options for embedding both individual virtual tour panoramas or entire 'Regional Tours' (showing both the interactive Lacock map and panoramas) can be found on the embed a tour page.
Lacock Abbey - Description
Fully called Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, this National Trust property and tourist attraction in Lacock was founded by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as an Augustinian nunnery in the 13th century. The first foundation stone was laid in 1232 and during the Middle Ages the Abbey prospered from wool produced on its grounds. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century the abbey was sold to Sir William Sharington who turned it into a home, demolishing the church and adding an octagonal tower.
In the 18th century the house passed into the hands of the Talbot family and was home to William Henry Fox Talbot who, in 1835, made the earliest known surviving example of a photographic negative. This picture shows the oriel window in the south gallery of Lacock Abbey. The abbey now houses the Fox Talbot Museum, showing the pioneering work of Talbot and also housing the famous Lacock Abbey Oriel Window negative.
The property passed into the hands of the National Trust in 1944 and is now open to the public as a paid tourist attraction in the area. As well as the house and surrounding grounds, the historic village feel has also been preserved. The Abbey is on the fan trail of Harry Potter location spotters as scenes of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets were filmed in the Abbey cloisters. Scenes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were also filmed in Lacock village.
The abbey is surrounded by footpaths and is close to the Wiltshire & Berkshire Canal.