1. Thank you! It is a remarkable place – and more remarkable in that it only exists today by a stroke of luck. If I recall correctly from the tour, the aristocrat that King Henry VIII gave the monastery property to decided to just build his mansion on top of it instead of knock it down! Lacock Abbey is truly a survivor from another era.

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  1. That’s one of the things I love about those massive places. Profound silence. Might sound strange, but I could drink in that silence forever—in part because there’s no physical water left to drink.


    1. Not strange at all – I think I know what you mean. I lingered there as long as I could – they had to shut the place down to get me to leave! And what always amazes me about places like this is that it doesn’t matter that other people are around, talking, touring, listening to the audio guide – the silence is always there, stronger than those transient human noises…

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