Often called the ‘prettiest village in England' Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You might feel as if you have been there already, as it has regularly been used as a film location. Castel Combe doubled as Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the original Dr Doolittle film and more recently it has been the backdrop to The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse.
The village has a rich history and all the houses are made from the beautiful honey coloured Cotswold stone, typical for a village in this area. The centerpiece of Castle Combe is the medieval market cross, standing where the three principal streets of the lower village converge.
St Andrew’s Church, which dates from the thirteenth century, houses a faceless clock which is reputed to be one of the oldest working clocks in the country.
Stroll along the village to the bridge and you’ll not only be able to enjoy the views but may just be able to purchase homemade cakes, sweets or bunches of flowers from outside one of the locals’ houses!
On the edge of the village is the Castle Combe Circuit. Based on the perimeter track of a former second world war airfield, it offers spectacular racing and modern facilities alongside stunning scenery.