Lacock is extremely visitor-friendly in more ways than one. First, there’s the easy-to-explore layout of inviting streets and cosy courtyards. But it’s what you’ll discover when you wander around those ancient streets that really impresses – period buildings ranging from black-and-white half-timbered to Georgian brick and honey-coloured Cotswold stone, 15th-century inns, an ancient church and tithe barn. An amazing 200-plus of these buildings are listed, creating an architectural storyboard that illustrates the evolution of a quintessentially English village from medieval times.
Then there’s Lacock’s delightful range of small speciality shops selling everything from crafts to jewellery, pottery to antiques and quirky vintage and home accessories. High Street shopping, Lacock-style, is all about personality – and personal service from shopkeepers who are genuinely pleased to serve you.
Don’t think of Lacock simply as a day-visit destination. Its hospitality also applies to an excellent choice of accommodation that ranges from country inns to guesthouses and B&Bs – ideal for that weekend break. And the village is ideally located for exploring Wiltshire and Bath – it’s within easy travelling distance of places like Stonehenge, Avebury, glorious gardens and country houses.