Visit to Lacock Abbey and catching up with the family – 6 July 2013

We had an excellent visit to Lacock Abbey which was topped off with tea in the garden at Adrian and Julie’s house.

Leaving home on a warm, sunny morning, we arrived at the Little Chef in Chippenham, before heading on to Lacock.

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Little Chef in Chippenham

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Emily

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Brunch is served

Lacock Abbey, owned by the National Trust, is built on the foundations of a former nunnery and houses a museum celebrating the work of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot.  The Abbey has also been used recently as a location for scenes in the Harry Potter films.

The car park is located slightly outside the village of Lacock, which is owned by the National Trust and remains virtually unchanged since the 18th Century.

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Lacock Abbey

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A wider view of the Abbey

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Greenhouse in the garden

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A splash of colour

Holly enjoyed looking at a sculpture in the grounds called The Light Umbrella, which sends reflected light through a series of holes in the umbrella to show all the colours of the spectrum.

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Holly and The Light Umbrella

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Light shining through

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Rainbow

We went inside the Abbey and looked around the cloisters, before heading inside.

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The outside of Lacock Abbey

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Lacock Abbey from the side

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Looking through the cloisters

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Inside one of the rooms

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Looking down the cloisters

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Looking around one of the rooms

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Stone sarcophaguses

Also inside the Abbey were various furnished rooms to look around, as well as a chance for the girls to dress up in period costume.

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Cooking pots on the range

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Emily

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Holly

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Emily

After leaving the Abbey, we were able to have a walk around the village of Lacock.

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Lacock

After returning to the car park, we drove to the nearby town of Calne for our first visit to Adrian and Julie’s house, where we spent an excellent afternoon in the summer sunshine.

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Adrian and Julie’s garden with the curious overlooking tree

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The girls looking around the garden

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Another view of the garden

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Simon’s tower, built to entertain the girls

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Al fresco tea

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Desserts are served

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Enjoying a sunny afternoon

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Simon and Anastasia

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Emily and Rebekah meeting Cadbury

Eventually we left and set off for the return home, travelling back with Mum who had enjoyed a brief break with Adrian and Julie.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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