Have you ever wanted to experience a real life fairy tale?
If the answer is yes, then Castle Combe is the place for you.
Cue birdsong and local village people singing 'Bonjour' out of their quaint cottages.
This medieval village will transport you back in time. The honey-coloured stone cottages, decorated with green features will give you a sense of escapism. In total the village should take no longer than a half an hour to explore, but please make time to capture some memories by the river during your adventure.
Where to Park?
There is a free car park on the top of the hill at the north end of the village. From the car park the village is a pleasant 8 minute walk down the hill. Just bear in mind that you will need to walk up the hill to return to your vehicle.
Where to eat?
As we entered the village, we found a 14th century pub that was full of character and warmth. The White Hart offers succulent home-cooked meals and a range of real ales. If you have a furry friend with you, have no fear because this pub is doggie friendly. On warm a summer's day I recommend sitting out the back in their alluring courtyard, enjoying an ice cold glass of G&T.
· Tip: there were no cash machines in the village when we visited.
So, is this really one of the prettiest villages in England?
100% yes, this idyllic village is definitely worth visiting. Whether it is just a short stop off during a road trip or a day out with the family, Castle Combe will enchant you with its charm and beauty. We enjoyed a warm leisurely Sunday here; we hope to return to witness this captivating village when the leaves turn golden.