This blog goes back to last month, when we were in the UK. During our visit, our various routes took us several times through the beautiful little village of Lacock in the county of Wiltshire, but we were always in too much of a hurry to stop! Just before we came home to France, we took Nigel's Dad to lunch (an early 91st birthday celebration), and we managed our schedule so that we could spend a few minutes walking around the village, en route to the restaurant.
Lacock is a well known tourist attraction and I thought that my followers might like to have a look around; I hope you will agree that England does have beautiful villages to compare with France. There was a big crafts show taking place on the day we stopped, so it was difficult to get photos without people all over the place. In the summer holiday season, it is even worse; the whole place is packed with coach tours!
|Posted on a small bridge entering Lacock. The National Trust restores and maintains historic buildings in the UK and raises funds by exhibiting them to the public.|
Some of the beautiful old village buildings, laid out on four streets which form a square.
I just loved this door with the clock. Not much use for the owners, but perfect for the people in the street!
The small church; I am afraid we did not have time to see if it was open!
The arched doorway, with a room beyond, (centre of photo), with its barred window, has been put into service as the local bus stop and shelter!
We saw this religious procession passing through the streets, but we couldn't discover the reason for it. Maybe a trial run for a future occasion?
We hope that you enjoyed this trip over the water, as a change from the local views in Charente.
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