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Castle Combe

Castle Combe

One of the prettiest and most visited villages in the south Cotswolds lies sheltered in a hidden valley surrounded by steep, wooded hills. In former times, a flourishing medieval wool centre, as evidenced by the weavers and clothiers cottages that descend from the Market Cross to By Brook, and the three-arch bridge. Its great claim to fame followed its appearance in the 1966 film of 'Doctor Doolittle' starring Rex Harrison. The village remains a popular location for TV commercials, and period dramas, because of its rows of quaint cottages undisturbed by time, or any life. More recently, used in the film ‘War Horse.' You rarely see children or families (who can’t afford to live here), and the post office has closed as have most or all of the shops. There is parking at the top, and bottom end of the village.  


“Special Places” to Visit

Colham Farm Trail
Motor Racing Circuit
St Andrew’s Church and Village Museum.