- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert tip:
Park upon entering the village along the river as spots are at a premium in the center.
- Voted the Prettiest Village in England, Castle Combe is tucked away in a valley. Not surprisingly the village is a favorite location for filmmakers, the most famous film being Doctor Dolittle. The impressive Dower House served as Dr Dolittle's house in the film. Every turn in the road shows a new and delightful vista, from the 14th century market, cross on down the street of centuries-old honey-colored stone houses (listed as ancient monuments!) to the little hump-backed bridge over the sparkling by brook. The village was once a center for cloth weaving, and by the bridge are weavers' cottages and the Weavers House, where it is said lived the Blanket brothers, who gave a new word to the language when they created a new type of warm bed covering.
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- Off the M4
- On the Southern edge of Cotswolds
- Bath, Wiltshire BA1 1EE
Outside the City
- No Sweat
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