Castle Combe Village
Castle Combe Village
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  • mikeandtraceyball
    Derby, United Kingdom52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful picturesque village with plenty of photo opportunities. Car park was very cheap which was a welcome change! It was up the top of a steep hill with no footpath which meant dodging traffic for the 10 minute walk to the village itself. There isn't many facilities there so worth spending an hour or two not all day.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Andy B'Stard
    Abergavenny, United Kingdom695 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Place to Visit
    Took time out to visit this lovely little village. Has been the backdrop for some famous films - well worth a visit. Its less than a 10 minute walk from the car park to get there and well worth the effort.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • user123456
    United Kingdom1,295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Castle Combe is as picturesque in real life as it looks online. Truly the prettiest village I have visited. Quiet & peaceful; mostly privately owned & residential homes to people so I’d hope people respect this. The river is beautiful, the buildings are stunning, the roads are quiet yet small, so drive carefully through the village. I managed to find a parking space on the hill, which was free, although there is also a pay and display car park at the top of the hill. There are no pavements on the way down.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Chelsea A
    Columbus, Ohio194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque
    A very adorable village that is fun to stroll around for an hour or so. We parked in the lot at the top of the hill (would recommend getting there early, before 10 or so, as it really filled up by the time we left). A short but pretty walk down the hill to get to the town cross and to the old church to explore. The church was very interesting to look in and walk around. A walk down the main street leads to a pretty little bridge and river, which makes for some great pictures. There were a couple of cute places to get tea/coffee/baked goods and there was a market going on the day we were there. A worthwhile stop if you time it correctly before the crowds get there
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 May 2023
  • gregory_justina
    Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can go into the side gate
    Obviously, a fabulous historic and picturesque ancient village but what many visitors don't realise, there is a pedestrian side gate beside the automatic main gate leading to the hotel that allows access to the row of cottages that belong to the hotel, the spacious grounds, the river and the weir. Fabulous photo op, especially for newly-weds. Park at the top of the hill and walk down to the village - nicer for everyone if there isn't a lot of traffic cruising around the village looking for parking.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2023
  • A C E
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely village - worth a visit
    Beautiful village. Was only passing through this time but will come back for a walk around the country paths. Great that they keep cars from parking in the village. Maintains the look of the place. Not a lot to do in the village itself. A couple of artisan coffee and cake shops. However, that doesn't matter when it is such a pretty village. walk along the High Street is about two minutes, so not a massive amount of time needed to see everything.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,039 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like Stepping Back in Time
    Castle Combe is literally like stepping into a time portal and arriving in a simpler, more quiet time. The village is a postcard from days gone by. Take your time and stroll this lovely, tiny place while soaking in the ambiance of a time gone by.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • TravellingTeacherL
    Brisbane, Australia316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque village
    This is a quaint and picturesque village on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. It lives up to its reputation as being the prettiest. The village is tiny, lovely to just enjoy the stroll. Would recommend parking in the dedicated parking zone just on the outskirts of own, there is no parking in the village. It is a lovely stroll into the village centre. There is a store that sells picnic boxes to enjoy sitting by the river. This is my favourite town in the Cotswolds.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Gordon S
    Sheffield, United Kingdom500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful places
    Great historic village. Been seen in so many movies. My uncle painted the village from the bridge back in 1971 and we still have the painting up at home. It was great to finally see what he saw all those years ago. Also had a great lunch at the Castle Inn
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Anne Wren
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a pretty place
    It's many years since we visited here and I'd forgotten just how pretty it is. You can't stop taking photos every way you turn!! A long steep hill down into the village from the car park but a lovely walk round when you get there. Two good pubs to have lunch or a snack. Go early to avoid crowds but pubs don't open till 12
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
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Station Taxis +44 7754 198 171
Chippenham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
Amazing place.. So beautiful and historical. You must see...
From Train station in Chippenham this is about 15 - 20 minutes with Station Chippenham Taxis. Please call +44 7754 198 171
Written 26 February 2024
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Tomas J
Bath, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A tiny village that you can see in about 10 minutes walking around. There's not much there not sure why it's so over hyped.
Written 6 February 2024
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323Julie
Leonardtown, MD274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We spent a lovely afternoon walking around this quaint little village. I can see why it has been chosen for so many movies. I felt I was back in time centuries ago. The Church in the Village is just stunning. Inside the Church I bought a booklet that has a lot of history of the village and buildings. We weren't hungry but there are several little restaurants that looked very nice and welcoming. It takes awhile to walk from the car park to the village, but it's worth the walk. Be sure and bring your camera as there are many picturesque scenes you will want to take home with you. Lovely Memory.
Written 17 January 2024
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Aber B
Aberystwyth, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visited Castle Combe Jan 9th 2024. Probably, as it turned out, one of the best days to visit, in that despite the cold weather, it was sunny and dry, the skies were blue and the number of people walking around the village was no more than a handful. My only gripe would be with Wiltshire Council who operate the car park about 600yds at the top of the hill leading down to the village. Ticket machine not working and probably not worked for some time with the expectation that one paid via one’s mobile phone. Failed miserably and chanced the drive into village and found two parking bays each capable of catering for around 6/8 cars each, but signage rather confusing in that were the CCTV cameras there to monitor the parking bay or the yellow lines. Asked a very helpful local who said that it was OK to park there. Church was open and worth a visit.
Written 10 January 2024
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Although it’s not that far from where I live I’ve never been before.
To wander around the village you need to park in the car park at the top and then make your way down. It’s full of quintessential Cotswold stone houses/cottages and worth a couple of hours out or as part of a bigger road trip.
There is a lovely little stream that meanders through the middle, several places to buy coffee n cake or lunch and several local walks that I found on line along with a brief history of the village and the key points to look out for.
Written 3 January 2024
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Nikki B
Watford, UK583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A quaint little place and very beautiful. It’s like you’ve gone back in time. It has a couple of pubs and a church. It took us under an hour to have a look around and take some pics. The car park was 0.40 pence for an hour and you walked down the hill for about 15 mins max.
Well worth a visit. I can imagine it gets really busy in high season but thankfully not busy in December. Well worth a visit.
Written 12 December 2023
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CAnativewanderlust
Seattle, WA481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
We decided to stay here for 2 nights and drove to a couple other local villages one of the days during our stay. This was an absolute gem but for many, they may prefer a larger town in the Cotswolds. There is very little to do here which was perfect for us. We saw some day trippers here for photo ops but met some UK residents (lovely people) just here to explore villages, sit on a bench, stop in for team. It is a lovely and very small village but I would recommend being respectful of residents. Many of the doors facing the main street are actually people's homes. There is the Unicorn Lodge, some lovely units to rent, a very small shop but otherwise many are homes.
Written 8 December 2023
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Frances M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Beautiful scenery - something you would find on a postcard. Any you certainly do. One of England's most beloved spots and certainly worth visiting.
Written 25 November 2023
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michael cooper
Plymouth, UK228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Picture postcard village and real step nack in time. 2 pubs in the village and honesty shop fir cakes and drinks. Parking at top of the hill only 40p to park
Written 20 November 2023
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SK
London, UK310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely village built in the 1600’s
Quite charming and a wonderful place to spend an afternoon exploring
We visited here with our adult children and had a wonderful afternoon wandering the village
Written 27 October 2023
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