{Travel} An afternoon in Castle Combe

Last Saturday I had the good fortune of escorting a friend shopping in Bristol. After going round the shopping centre and a few quid spent, we decided to head home. On our way home, he mentioned Castle Combe. I had personally never heard of it nor had I even considered visiting this place but apparently it’s really famous. Think Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice and Emma were filmed here. Since I love a good dose of Jane Austin, I knew I wanted to visit this place and have a look-see for myself. 

If I was to summarise the afternoon we spent shopping then walking the Castle Combes, I would say utter perfection. The weather was amazing, the clouds where clear with no sign of rain. I had such an amazing experience of Bristol and Castle Combe.

We drove from Bristol city centre to Castle Combe, I was a bit sleepy so I can’t say how long it took. Arriving there we packed at the designated parking area, though many people choose to pack closer to the entrance of this cute village. It was a nice walk down the hill though my companion reminded me I would suffer coming back up hill and he was right.

Arriving in the village, you’re greeted by this lovely view of Combe stone houses (top left corner of picture above). As you walk further into the town, you see a cafe on the left then straight ahead is the church (bottom left/right of pic above). We took a moment to take the sites in and just rest from the heat. It was surprising to me how many people were there but then again it was a lovely day so maybe not so surprising.

After snapping up a few photos, we decided to take a walk across the church (bottom right, pic above), came out at the back. There was a street which lead up to The Manor House. I had to stop for a moment and just take in the magnificent view of The Manor House. There was a wedding happening so we couldn’t get close but we managed to walk the grounds .

The Manor House in Castle Combe

The Manor House was surrounded by beautiful greenery and a small mini waterfall ,I was dared to walk the steps. Obviously not one to back down from the challenge, I walked the plank (so to speak). We then took a couple of pictures, I mean it was hard not to. We walked across The Manor House, taking in all the views before we came through to a mini bridge. People where sat enjoying the scenery, the mini river did not have much water but it was still beautiful.

A question was posed, whether to walk further into the village where it was guaranteed to get a bit steep! Granted it would be even more beautiful but I chose walking back to the car. I am sorry I chickened out because I was tired after the shopping and the heat got to me. I do hope to go back one day before the summer ends and check out the rest of Castle Combe. It was a lovely day, well spent with a great company what more could one ask for.

Have you ever visited Castle Combe?

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  1. Evelina
    August 16, 2016 / 11:40 am

    This place looks absolutely amazing! I would love to visit.

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      It truly is amazing, hope you are able to visit one day.

  2. beautykinguk
    August 16, 2016 / 10:25 am

    It looks like a perfect quintessential English Village with all its amazing scenery.

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      That it is indeed

  3. Laura
    August 15, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Oh wow this place looks absolutely fabulous, definitely somewhere that I would like to visit myself xxx

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      And I hope you manage to Laura

  4. Melanie Edjourian
    August 14, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    oooooo pretty, this looks like a fabulous place to visit, it’s so pretty ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      It sure it, I loved it

  5. August 14, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    We’re visiting Bristol in September, might have to give Castle Combe a visit! Sounds intriguing xx

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      You should definitely check it out if you have time to spare

  6. August 14, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I haven’t been before but it looks like a fantastic place to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      It sure is Claire, go check it out

  7. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    August 14, 2016 / 10:37 am

    I have never been here before, but it looks lovely. It looks like you had beautiful weather for it too!

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      We sure did, it was sureal and so amazing

  8. Hannah Heartss โ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ
    August 14, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I’ve never been before but it looks gorgeous, I would love to go now x

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      You should definitely go and check it out

  9. August 13, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I’ve never been but it does look beautiful. What a great day the wedding party got!

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      I was thinking the same, with our unpredictable weather, they sure had the wedding on the bet day ever

  10. August 13, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    What a lovely place to visit, the scenery is gorgeous.

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Yes it is and I can’t seem to get enough of it

  11. Beautyqueenuk
    August 13, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I have been to Castle Coombe once when I was much younger and it is such a lovely place x

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      oh how lovely, it is an incredible place to visit

  12. Kara
    August 13, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    What a stunning location – I have not heard of castle coombe before either

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      It sure is, I had the best time ever

  13. August 13, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Oh wow Castle Coombe is beautiful I would love to picnic there when the weather is warmer.

    • August 13, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      It certainly is

  14. August 13, 2016 / 8:25 am

    This looks like a wonderful place to picnic on a summers day! I’d never heard of it before reading this post.

    • August 13, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      All we need now is another summer’s day like this one to have that lovely picture

  15. August 13, 2016 / 12:48 am

    Ah I miss Bristol. I schooled there. Good you had the time to explore the grounds.

    • August 13, 2016 / 8:19 am

      oh really, how cool.

  16. August 12, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    The grounds were really pretty. It’s cool that you were able to spend some time exploring this place!

    • August 13, 2016 / 8:19 am

      I enjoyed every minute of it, it was breathtaking

  17. Little B & Me
    August 12, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful!

    • August 13, 2016 / 8:19 am

      It sure is

  18. August 12, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Oh this place looks picture perfect – nice to see some blue skies too xx

    • August 13, 2016 / 8:19 am

      It sure is and yes I enjoyed seeing the beautiful blue skies

  19. The Lazy Baker
    August 12, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I’ve never visited, but it looks absolutely gorgeous! I would love to go here. X

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      You should so check it out

  20. Melanie Edjourian
    August 12, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    How pretty, I’ve never been there before it looks lovely. What a beautiful location for a holiday ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      It’s a definite beauty weather holiday or just checking it out

  21. Camilla
    August 12, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Gosh what an absolutely gorgeous village Castle Coombe is, oh to live in a place like that!

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      To live in a place like his indeed it would be awesome

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      It truly is and we don’t get to see most of it

  22. August 12, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I’ve never been to castle combe but it looks stunning and you just had the most perfect weather for the day x

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      We should did, I couldn’t believe how lovely the weather was

  23. August 12, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    The castle is stunning, I love a building that peers through dense greenery. It really shows the heritage of the place and it looks so serene I live in such a busy area I’d love to get out and have a day there..

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      I think this is why I loved it even more. Serenity and greenery

  24. August 12, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Oh wow what an absolutely beautiful looking place to explore – I adore looking around historical buildings

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Me too, I enjoyed exploring this little village

  25. sarah Lea
    August 12, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Bristol is a lovely part of the country! So pretty! The village is certainly very pretty too! I’d love to visit Castle Combe, it looks and sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      It’s so amazing, from what I saw of Bristol it was really lovely

  26. Little Steps
    August 12, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I love Bristol. But have never been there. Must put that on our list to visit the next time we visit our friend who lives in Bristol ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like a lovely day-out. x

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      I want to explore Bristol a bit more

  27. Joanna
    August 12, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Looks like a lovely place my sister in law lives in Bristol so If we visit will have to check this place out.

    • August 12, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Definitely should as it’s such a beautiful place

  28. Cake Escapes
    August 12, 2016 / 8:26 am

    I have driven past Castle Coombe several times, but never actually been to it. It looks lovely! Pefecr for a Sunday afternoon wander. We’ll definately go and explore!

    • August 12, 2016 / 10:13 am

      You should Hun, it’s a definite beaut. Go whilst the weather is still good

  29. Viki Marden
    August 12, 2016 / 7:23 am

    I have hdafd of castle coombe but I’m not sure why. It looks like a lovely place x

    • August 12, 2016 / 8:21 am

      It is gorgeous and has some breathtaking views which are not to be missed

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