Castle Combe, the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds

If you are a lover of the United Kingdom , what you cannot do is limit yourself to visiting London and little else. You have to go further to realize the beauty of a territory that is fortunate to have landscapes that seem taken out of a story.

One of them is the one provided by Castle Combe , which in my humble opinion is the most beautiful town in the Costwolds. I say this with knowledge of the facts after completing a route that allowed me to see the best of the area, which by the way is spectacular.

A lovely little town

Only 350 residents enjoy the tranquility of Castle Combe. Tranquility during certain months of the year, because in summer tourism soars and it is not so easy to walk through its streets without hearing noise, despite the fact that luckily it is not one of those towns that become unbearable in July and August.

The Times ranked it the second best town in the world on a list full of wonderful places. He took into account what I just said about the tranquility that is breathed, but also the beauty of its houses and its medieval church .

Inspiration around every corner

Castle Combe was used to shoot some scenes for the movie "Doctor Dolittle", but not everything went smoothly due to the rains and the discomfort of the residents, who threatened to boycott the recording. More luck was Steven Spielberg betting on the town as one of the most important locations in the movie "Workhorse."

Less problematic is everything that has to do with the literary. "Find Me A Spy, Catch Me a Traitor" is a book by Raymond Austin that focuses his action on Castle Combe, and I am convinced that it is not the only one. In addition, there will also be artists who will have been inspired by the beauty of its streets to unleash their creativity.


You can eat and sleep there

Parking is not complicated and you have where to buy souvenirs. Court Cottage Gifts, located in the heart of the village, is the place where you can make a souvenir. On the other hand, if you want to spend the night there, you can do it at the Manor House Hotel , an amazing 5-star hotel where you can spend a night if you are willing to pay more than 200 euros and book well in advance.

What else can you see? The bridge that leads to the town, where a photograph is a must, and a couple of bars where you can taste some of the most typical dishes of the area.

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Castle Combe Photos