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Visit Lacock car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Lacock car-free.

Buses stop there from: Melksham (10 mins), Chippenham (15 mins), Trowbridge (50 mins) and Frome (70 mins).

Trains run to Chippenham from: Bath Spa (10 mins), Bristol Temple Meads (25 mins), Reading (40 mins), Swindon (10 mins) and London Paddington (60 mins).

Buses run to Chippenham from: Calne (20 mins), Corsham (15 mins), Malmesbury (30 mins) and Royal Wootton Bassett (45 mins). Buses run to Melksham from Devizes (20 mins) and Bradford on Avon (25 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket or bus ticket.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Find the best train or bus tickets (bus X34 and services to Melksham) for you.

Find out more about travel in Wiltshire, including the Rover bus ticket.

Scenic TransWilts train Line runs between Swindon and Westbury. Listen to the audio tour.

Cycle routes National Route 43 goes through Lacock village from Chippenham (3½ miles) and Melksham (3 miles). Plan your cycle route here.

Walk Wiltshire & Berkshire Canal Towpath passes just to the East and North Wiltshire Rivers Route just to the West of Lacock.

The National Trust recommend walks around the area Lacock Village Walk (point 3 is near the George Inn bus stop, point 7 is near the Reybridge Turn bus stop), Pleasure Garden Walk (bus stop near point 2) and Lovers Walk (bus stop near point 9).

Taxis wait at the Chippenham train station taxi rank. Book ahead with: V Cars – 01249 656 565 or Yell Cabs – 01249 304 050.

Find accessibility information for buses and trains and Lacock.

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About Lacock

Lacock Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery.

The Fox Talbot Museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography. The museum hosts changing exhibitions in the upper gallery space, and the Abbey often runs photography related workshops and activities during the school holidays.

There’s a National Trust shop and café in the village, as well as independent businesses and places to eat and drink. The historic courtyard has a tea-room which opens during busy periods, and a second-hand bookshop.

With gardens that change with the seasons and a programme of events and activities running throughout the year, Lacock offers something for all ages.

For any queries about visiting contact Lacock on 01249730459 or

Address: Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG. Visit Website