At the heart of this
stunning village, full of buildings dating to
the 18th century, stands 13th century Lacock
A former convent that played a pivotal role in the history of photography after it became a home-cum laboratory in the 19th century for William Henry Fox Talbot, the man who invented the modern film process.
The splendid building has a museum devoted to his work and displays his first-ever ‘photograph’.
It is one of many precious local properties owned by the National Trust.