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Tel code: 01249 | code search
Postcode: SN14 | code search
Population: 350
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Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, with a population of about 350. It has been called, for good reason, the 'prettiest village in England'. The village houses are all typical of the Cotswold area being constructed with thick stone walls and with roofs of stone tiles. These properties are listed as ancient monuments. Other fine buildings include the medieval church and a fourteenth century Market Cross. It has also been used as a location for the films and television series. The site of the castle is above today's village, although little other than earthworks now survive. It was once an ancient hill fort which was subsequently occupied by the Romans. Later, the Normans built a castle on the site of the old fort. Castle Combe is situated on the southern-most edge of the Cotswolds and is close to many sites of historical interest such as Avebury, Stonehenge and the Wiltshire White Horses. Nearby are the stately homes and gardens of Bowood House, Longleat and Stourhead. The village is near the town of Chippenham and is approximately 12 miles from the Georgian city of Bath. Castle Combe is the home of Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit. Plenty of accommodation is available in and around the village including the 4-star, fourteenth century Manor House Hotel which has 48 rooms and 365 acres of gardens.

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The Old House At Home (0.33 miles)

The Old House At Home

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This traditional ivy-clad country freehouse, once winners of the National Pub Caterer of the year and now serving food highly commended by AA, has been established over two decades. Close ... More

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Castle Inn (The) (0.43 miles)

Castle Inn (The)

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Set in the market place, the Castle Inn can trace its origins back to the 12th century. Many features of the original construction remain today.

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Manor House Hotel & Golf Club (0.53 miles)

Manor House Hotel & Golf Club

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For those who choose to enjoy the beauty of the English countryside, The 14th century Manor House Hotel is just perfect. Nestling in 365 acres of secluded parkland, picturesque waterfalls, Italian ... More

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Lugbury House Apartment (1.26 miles)

Lugbury House Apartment
Welcome to our beautiful country home situated in the village of Nettleton which is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we have a self contained large annexe with un-interupted views across the glorious Cotswold ... More | visit website
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The Garden House (1.48 miles)

The Garden House
Enjoy a peaceful night in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Garden House is located in a former victorian 2 acre working garden and retains many of its original historic features. Guests will be warmly ... More | visit website
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Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast (1.63 miles)

Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast
Manor Farm offers traditional farmhouse bed & breakfast accommodation close to Chippenham. Explore lively market towns, rolling open scenery, stately homes and magnificent gardens plus experiencing the bustling city culture of Swindon and Salisbury. ... More | visit website
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Neeld Arms (1.70 miles)

Neeld Arms

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This 17th century stone country inn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the ancient and unspoiled village of Grittleton. Grittleton is situated a few miles off junction 17 ... More

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Staddlestones (1.81 miles)

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The White Hart at Ford (1.85 miles)

The White Hart at Ford

The White Hart at Ford represents everything you would expect from a rambling 16th Century coaching inn. Situated in the on the outskirts of the beautiful Cotswolds, beside a babbling trout stream, the hotel offers ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Chippenham Leigh Delamere M4 Eastbound (2.59 miles)

Travelodge Chippenham Leigh Delamere M4 Eastbound is located on the M4, close to Chippenham, and provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the Wiltshire countryside. Swindon, Bath and Bristol are all within ... More | visit website

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