Often described as the 'prettiest village in England', Castle Combe draws thousands of visitors (and many TV and film scouts eager to take advantage of it period charms) and lies in the southern Cotswolds, close to Lacock (another popular tourist village) and Bath.
Tour OptionsCastle Combe can be visited either on an airport transfer tour (when travelling to or from your Bath or West of England destination and a London airport), on one of Celtic Horizon's suggested tour routes or build it in to a custom tour around your own requirements - contact us for details and prices.
Please note that we only offer journeys and tours that are exclusive to your family or party: we do not operate scheduled shared tour bus services.
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"Castle Combe is a small village located in the county of Wiltshire, in southwestern England. It is situated approximately 12 miles northwest of the city of Bath and 20 miles east of the city of Bristol.
The village is famous for its picturesque beauty, and it has been called "the prettiest village in England" by many. It is characterized by narrow streets lined with stone houses, a medieval church, a 14th-century bridge, and a babbling brook that runs through the center of the village.
Castle Combe has a rich history that dates back to the Roman times, and it played an important role during the Middle Ages as a center for wool production. In the 14th century, a market cross was erected in the village square, which was used for trading wool and other goods.
One of the most notable landmarks in Castle Combe is the Castle Combe Circuit, which is a motor racing circuit that has hosted various racing events since 1950. The circuit has a length of 1.85 miles and is known for its challenging layout and scenic surroundings.
The village has also been a popular filming location, and it has been used as a backdrop for various movies and TV shows, including "War Horse", "Stardust", and "Downton Abbey".
Overall, Castle Combe is a charming and peaceful village that is steeped in history and natural beauty. It attracts visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy its idyllic setting and explore its rich heritage."