Set just outside of the town of Chippenham is the historic Lacock Abbey located in the Village of Lacock itself. It is a very famous place not only with a history dating back to the medieval period but also a place in photographic history and one of the primary locations for the filming of the Harry Potter film series. Lacock Abbey is one of the many incredible places to visit in Wiltshire. It is one of the reasons why Park homes Wiltshire is such a popular choice. Take a look at http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/blunsdon-abbey-park-homes-swindon-wiltshire/ to see.
The site began life in the thirteenth Century as a home for Nuns so that they could practice their faith in peace and protection. However, as it was a Roman Catholic order it found itself dissolved following the changes brought about by King Henry VIII’s creation of the Church of England. By the 1500’s it had been sold to Sir William Sharington who turned it into a home, retaining some of the features as was the custom. It was then the subject of a siege during the Civil war on the side of the King but soon gave up after Devizes fell to the Parliamentarians.
After several years of neglect it passed to the Talbots. It was here that Henry Fox-Talbot created the first camera. In the later half of the century it became one of the locations for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series.