Lacock Abbey, Wilts UK

Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, was founded in 1232 by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order. It has fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey, which have survived. Today the property is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Website:

Stable yard @ Lacock Abbey, showing brewery on right

This drive was in October, when the hedgerows were being trimmed. Driving through leafy tunnels where the shimmering light created a pointilism effect among the darkly silhouetted branches. There was twittering birdsong whenever we stopped.

Cotswolds … Uk journal continued

Travelling back to England, we are in the magical colours of the Cotswolds, with their golden ochre stone building.

Walking, pub lunches and reading history books – buildings well photographed by others so I was otherwise entertained here

Best web page for an overview of this area is