Pictures of Castle Combe
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About Castle Combe
Once called the prettiest village in England, which along with a starring role in the 1966 film Dr Doolittle where the town was dressed up as a seaport, Castle Combe is still one of the prettiest villages to visit in England. As recently as 2001 it was awarded the title of 'Most Picturesque Village' by British Heritage Magazine's 2001 Traveller's Choice Awards. Situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds in a valley, Castle Combe found its wealth in the wool trade with the villages picturesque river 'ByBrook' powering the mills. Visitors to the village can park at the top of the hill and wonder down into the village where they can enjoy walking round this lovely setting. Most buildings are made of the typical Cotswold limestone with its manor being built of the stone from the Norman castle that sat above the village.
In its center is the 14th century Market Cross with old water pump beside it. The best view is said to be from by the old weavers cottage across the bridge.
The village has its own small museum containing local artifacts, old photos and maps and a look at the history of the village and surrounding area. Well worth a visit.
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