Castle Combe

“The Prettiest Village in England”

Welcome to Castle Combe, a charming, picturesque town tucked away in Wiltshire, England, known for its tranquil atmosphere and old stone buildings.

With buildings still left from the Medieval Times, a walk through Castle Combe is like stepping back in time.There is a special place in my heart for old stone and countryside towns, and Castle Combe seems like the ideal place to let go of the world and just sink into the past.

The village website tells us:

The village houses are all of typical Cotswold type, constructed in stone with thick walls and roofs made from split natural stone tiles. The properties are many hundreds of years old and are listed as ancient monuments. Strict rules apply to preserve the beauty and character of Castle Combe for later generations to admire.

Like a trip to Old Quebec City….
But older!

The village is known for being well-kept and tidy.

The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe

Just look at that scenery. You can already hear the whispers of past generations and cultures coming from those stone walls.

Couldn’t you just fall away into this place and forget about the rest of the world?

GOAL: To live in a small European village for a month (at least).

>>the fleet-footed fox<<

 

photo sources:

Cotswolds Guide

lucavassalli.it

Flickriver

 

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27 thoughts on “Castle Combe

  1. Oh my god, this little English village is co cute and pretty!
    Never seen this before, I hope to stay in a village like this one day!
    Thanks for sharing these 🙂

  2. Oh, My Got, how I adore castles !!!!
    Once upon a time we have lived in 6th century castle-hotel Cordona in Catalonia, Spain.
    I must to write about it at last, but time, time, time. Where to find it?

  3. Nice pictures; you were really lucky with the light. To my shame, I’ve only visited once, and I live in the same county! I’d suggest two other villages nearby if you revisit this area, Lacock (Wiltshire) and Burford (Oxfordshire) … and I’m sure others would have suggestions, too.

  4. I’m in love with the place now, thanks to your photos. By the way, where are the people, except for that man on the third photo? ^_^

    • The village actually has a very strong community, which is hard to tell with the photos I found…
      Not only is it a beautiful place, but the people there have a great way of life!

  5. These are gorgeous photos!! I think you are right, it is the prettiest village in England. It reminds me a lot of Quebec, actually. Now I want to take a trip! 🙂

  6. Chipping Campden is, for me, *the* archetypal Cotswold village. I live in the neighbouring county and often take day trips there during the summer. Walking down the main street is like being in a Jane Austen novel!

  7. Grew up in England and spent many wonderful days with my Dad driving through small villages on the weekends. Castle Combe even looks pretty when it rains. Beautiful photos, thanks for resurrecting the memories!

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