Castle Combe was voted as the prettiest village in England – who voted for it and how the votes were canvassed is a mystery to me as I can’t seem to find where this title came from. It’s not like I’m going to contest it though because it is absolutely charming. One can’t help but immediately fall in love with it.
Castle Combe is a quintessential English village located in Wiltshire in the middle of Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We visited it during our weekend in Wiltshire two weeks ago and was immediately smitten by its 17th century charm.
The name Castle Combe came from the castle which once stood north of the village, unfortunately is now long gone. The stone houses is of typical Cotswolds style and are listed as ancient monuments. It creates a lovely setting, making this place popular to tourists and locals alike. It also didn’t miss the keen eyes of production staff of various movies filmed here.
We spent a few good hours by the brook, sitting at one of the benches and just basking in the beauty of this place. It started to rain at some point (of course, this is England after all) so we went to have a pint in one of the pubs in the area.
It was a great weekend spent in England’s prettiest village. It was what exactly what we needed – peace, quiet and old world charm.
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