After enjoying a few days in Bath, we headed to the place where Steven Spielberg filmed his World War I drama War Horse – Castle Combe. Granted, perhaps not too many people would pick Castle Combe as a destination for that particular reason. But then again, it is one of the top places to visit in The Cotswolds.
A short drive away from Bath, the pretty village of Castle Combe can be found. It’s relatively small and we managed to stretch our visit to an hour – this included a drink at the quaint pub on the corner.
Our first stop in Castle Combe was the church, here we spent a few moments browsing the headstones – morbid, but it was rather interesting. After we enjoyed a drink in the sunshine, we walked from one end of the village to the other. We passed some of the prettiest cottages I’ve ever seen and in a way, it took you back in time.
It’s a place where you can wander up and down, taking in the village-spirit, as you consider moving here for your retirement. Castle Combe was a lovely village to visit and if you’re looking for some chocolate-box cottages, a peaceful stroll and a place to grab a drink in a traditional pub, this is the place for you.
I’m not sure if we would go back for a visit as I think once you see it, you can cross it off your ‘must visit’ list. Plus The Cotswolds has plenty of other beautiful villages and towns to visit including the larger towns of Lacock, Bibury and Bourton on the Water – I just wonder if Spielberg has visited these!