This is a part two of my previous post which you can read here.
After visiting Lily and James Potter’s house and exploring Godric’s Hollow, we headed over to Lacock Abbey to see some more filming locations and continue living my Harry Potter fantasy.
Hogwarts… I mean… Lacock Abbey has been used for many filming locations in the Harry Potter films. With it’s stunningly beautiful, gothic exterior it sets the perfect scene for any witch, wizard, or ghost for that matter, around Hogwarts. The scenes filmed here include the corridors of Hogwarts, Professor Snape and Quirrell’s classrooms, Rowena Ravenclaws haunt and as the Room of Requirement whilst it was holding the mirror of Erised.
Being the huge fan that I am, it was a little surreal seeing these places in person. I was expecting Rowena Ravenclaw to float through one of the walls at any second but unfortunately no such luck!
The Abbey was first founded in 1232 by Countess Ela of Sailsbury, in memory of her husband William Longswoth. She formed it into an Augustinian Nunnery and Abbey which later dissolved in the 1500s. After this it was turned into a Tudor home and today is owned and protected by the National Trust.
Lacock Abbey is also known for being the birth place of photography. In 1835 Henry William Fox Talbot made history by capturing the worlds first photographic negative. Its strange when you think of all the effort and frustration that went into creating this image and now almost 200 years later, here I am clicking, zooming, filtering and the effortless tap of a button.
After a wonderful Potter themed day out my friend gave me the most perfect gift for my birthday.