Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey, in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order.  It is also where William Henry Fox Talbot captured the world’s first photographic negative, an invention which would change the way we see the world.  The Abbey is now under the care of the National Trust and is located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds.  The Abbey became a large country house of various architectural styles, but still retains the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, which give a sense of the Abbey’s monastic past.  If you have not visited Lacock Abbey, then add it to your list of ‘must-see’ places.

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