Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village


Rather interesting Lacock facts

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Did you know that the world’s oldest surviving photograph was taken at Lacock Abbey by William Fox Talbot in 1835? It is of the Oriel Window in the library, and though simple it is rather beautiful. William Talbot owned the house, which now has a museum dedicated to his work – though that first negative is held at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Did you know that Lacock Abbey was a major location for the first two Harry Potter films? It provided the cloisters and various other Hogwarts interiors.

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