In search of England’s prettiest village – Castle Combe

Castle Combe is a forty minutes drive away from Bibury. The village is tiny and unlike any Cotswold village that I have seen so far. Castle Combe reminds me of the hill stations in India – Green, hilly areas with pretty stone cottages and tea rooms. Consistent with several other Cotswold villages, this one too has a river flowing through it.

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Even the toilets are pretty in Castle Combe.

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Only 350 people live in this village.

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Unlike Bibury, the buzz was somewhat missing from Castle Combe. The village has a tea room, which was unfortunately closed on the day we visited.

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And a post office, which is no longer in use.

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The garden steps from this house lead directly into the stream.

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A remembrance plaque in the village.

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Would the residents hear the stream flowing at night?

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Leaving Castle Combe, it was time to touch base at Tetbury, where we planned to stay overnight. The plan for the next day was to visit the villages of Lacock and Corsham.

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