Castle Combe is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in not just the Cotswolds, but in the British countryside, as a whole!

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It’s such a charming little place and is one of those places most people who visit, pretty much fall in love with straight away!

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It’s very close to Lacock so deciding to visit after spending the afternoon in Lacock was pretty much a no-brainer!

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Castle Combe is a very laid back place to visit. Its one of those places you just take your time in, perhaps pop into the pub for lunch and enjoy a cheeky pint in the sunshine. As we were driving (and we just had lunch), we decided to go for a jaunt around the village. Thankfully the weather was still on our side.

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There almost no one else around – a fact which I took for granted until my friend shared a photo with me showing how crowded it was when she visited which typically doesn’t bother me although there is something to be said for visiting a village like this and having it feel like a village.

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It’s so strange-looking back at the photos now as it looks like it was a grey and cloudy day but it was quite the opposite. Fine there were cloud out and about but it was actually quite sunny and very warm indeed.

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If you think you recognise Castle Combe but aren’t quite sure where from, its easy to understand why as this village has been used for filming of quite a few British films and TV shows – most recognisable of which is probably Downton Abbey. Boy do I miss that show – I avoided watching it for years as I thought it would be rubbish and all it took was Netflix and an evening of binge watching to get me hooked! Anyway, I digress…

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After a quick stop in the church, we said goodbye to Castle Combe, which now that I think of it, has no actual Castle next to it… (*update: I just Googled it and there was a Castle here ages ago but it’s been destroyed over time).

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Next stop – Bibury!

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