Castle Combe

Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.’ The village sits in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north west Wiltshire.

Castle Combe has featured regularly as a film location, most recently in The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. It was also used in the original Dr Doolittle film.
The village has a rich history and the houses are made up of the honey coloured Cotswold stone, typical for a village of this area.

Within Castle Combe you’ll find a Market Cross and St Andrew’s Church which dates from the 13th century. The church houses a faceless clock which is reputed to be one of the oldest working clocks in the country. You’ll also find a couple of pubs and a luxury hotel with a golf course within the village.

Stroll along the village to the bridge and you’ll not only enjoy the views but may be able to purchase homemade cakes, sweets or bunches of flowers from outside the locals’ houses. Stop at the bottom of the village by the bridge and enjoy a great photographic moment too!

Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Castle Combe

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church

Castle Combe

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 3rd 2020

20 Responses to “Castle Combe”

  1. If I saw Castle Combe on a tv programme or cinema film, I would assume some clever set designer fitted it all up as a backdrop for the storyline. The Cotswold stone houses and the gardens are perfect.

  2. lisl says:

    Pleased you found and took such lovely pictures of the place. This is often on one of my local walks

  3. Lotta says:

    The quintessence of a small English village :-) Gorgeous, would be like to live in a fairy tale.

  4. Gorgeous. Its quite a few years since we visited but it is delightful and so pretty.

  5. Quite near my son, in Cheltenham, so will note down for a visit some day.

  6. Sean Jeating says:

    Ah, the Cotswolds. Nice to see roads I walked.

  7. lisl says:

    You have caught it at a time when there are few visitors. I enjoy walking here in the winter – there are such lovely walks around there that you would thoroughly enjoy, Cherie

  8. It was very foggy when I was there.
    Perfect setting for a mystery story.

  9. The Yum List says:

    I am attracted both to those lovely gardens and those old stones.

  10. J_on_tour says:

    Lovely place, hope you enjoyed it. I’ve only visited it once maybe 10 – 15 years ago and was reminded that a Poirot episode (Murder of Roger Ackroyd) was filmed here when sitting in the pub at the top of the street … photos on the wall. It’s then great to re-visit DVD’s in the loft :-) for that purpose.

    PS how difficult was it for you to transfer your blog to Wordpress and are you happier with it ?

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