Walking this small Village is a must do!
I did, and I was wrapped in what I saw!
I found a Pond, and a Roman Bridge, Cottage's with gorgeous Cottage garden's, A lovely old Church and cemetery, a Museum, a Hotel and a few shop's that sold postcard's.
As I had the Village to myself, I enjoyed the stroll even more!
Come early morning, it's lovely quiet and peaceful then!
The Market Cross is a historic monument and the centre- piece of the Village, you won't miss seeing it!
Dating from the 14th century, it was located here when the privilege to hold a weekly market was first granted. It is located where the three main streets converge. Some small stone steps near the cross were for horse riders to mount and dismount and close by are the remains of the buttercross.
St. Andrew's Church, Castle Combe, can be found in the centre of the lower village adjacent to the market cross.
I really liked this old 13th century Church and the old Cemetery with its' Grave Headstone's leaning in all different direction's.
It is not all 13th century, part's are from the 14th century, and the tower was started in 1434, built from money received from wealthy medieval wool merchants. It was finally completed in the 16th century.
In the 1850's, the Church fell into disrepair, and had to be rebuilt.
On the north side of the church is a monument of a Norman Knight – Sir Walter de Dunstanville, Baron of Castle Combe, who died in 1270. His crossed legs indicate that he went on two crusades. In the window above the tomb you can see the arms of the Scrope family who held the Manor of Combe for over 400years.
Of interest, was the faceless clock, believed to have been made by a local blacksmith, It is among the most ancient working clocks in the country.
It was open, so I was able to go inside and have a look around.
Castle Combe, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7HR, United Kingdom
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Castle Combe, SN147HN, United Kingdom
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Nettleton Shrub, Castle Combe, NS14 7NJ, United Kingdom
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Perhaps I wouldn't have put Castle Combe on my "to to list" without Mad Max tours. This company offered an organized daytrip to Stonehenge, Avebury and Lacock with Castle Combe being the last station. The tour took around 7 1/2 hours and costed 25.00 pounds. This included 45 minutes in Castle Combe.
25.00 pounds may sound quite high, but as all of these destinations are in the middle of nowhere, it is a very good offer. It is impossible to visit all four places on the same day, if you depend on public transport only.