A Visit To Lacock, Part One: The Village

The picturesque village of Lacock is a delight to behold. It’s been used as the setting for the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and most recently, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, and you can see why.

It is easy to lose yourself in the romance of the setting: terraced cottages and Elizabethan style houses, all in a medieval village layout. 

Lacock Village - Terrace

Lacock Village - Elizabethan Style House

Cars are not allowed into the village, unless of course you’re a resident, making it a wonderfully peaceful place to be. A little bus stop is built into the house next to it and come rain or shine you can wait for the bus in comfort.

Lacock Village - Bus Stop

There are three pubs in the village that will provide lunch and several craft style business in and around the houses.

Lacock Village - Red Lion Pub

Quintessentially English is one such shop, hidden in amongst the houses. Homemade scents waft across the road from the stable door inviting you in. The shop sells homemade moisturisers, perfumes, bath bombs and soaps with wonderful names like Angels’ Rest, Buttercup Meadow, Vintage Bouquet and Garden Medley.

Lacock Village - Quintessentially English

I left with a handmade pulse point perfume called Enchanted Forest. A mix of Frankincense and Rose, this little perfume now lives in my handbag so it goes everywhere with me.

Lacock Village - Craft Shop Yard

Further on there’s an artisan chocolate shop where you can sample the handmade chocolate. It’s an essential stop for all lovers of chocolate.

Around the corner is a yard full of little shops one of which makes upcycled toys and craft items. A basket of little knitted ducks caught my eye and I couldn’t leave without one for Beany. He was her firm friend for the rest of the holiday.

Lacock - Bean & Duck

We went to The George for lunch and had two of their platters: a cheese ploughman’s and a smoked fish platter. Both I can highly recommend.  They were very friendly and helpful and had suitable facilities for children, which made it a perfect stop for lunch.

Some of the residents sell homemade wares from their front gardens and this gives a feel of real community, so we didn’t have dessert at the pub. Instead we stopped here for a meringue.

Lacock Village - Meringues

I can definitely recommend the passionfruit. Yum!

As visitors to Lacock you feel so welcome that it’s easy to forget that this village, is for many, still their home. Everyone is friendly despite the fact that sometimes crowds of tourists may be standing outside their front door taking photos of the picturesque Virginia creeper or the intricate stonework. It’s a privilege to visit and it’s a big thumbs up from us. Thank you Lacock for a lovely visit to your wonderful village.

This is the fourth of my posts about our holiday to Bath and I have split this visit into two as there was so much to see.  Part two is on Friday and is all about Lacock Abbey.

I’d love to know if you’ve visited Bath yourself and what you thought, so don’t forget to let us know below.


2 thoughts on “A Visit To Lacock, Part One: The Village

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    What an absolute delight it must have been to find this place! Just the look of the buildings is fabulous, never mind the shops and pubs. And it’s clear that Bean made some new friends, too! I’m very much enjoying taking this trip with you, however vicariously. 🙂

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    • writerdsnelson says:

      It was, indeed, lovely. I knew of it but didn’t realise how close we were when we chose Bath for our holiday. It’s a lovely place. I’ll be posting about the Abbey on Friday. The cloisters are beautiful 😉


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