Hotels Near Castle Combe
Whether you’re exploring the local quaint South West village or revving and racing on the track, make your visit to Castle Combe extra-special with a stay at one of our nearby boutique hotels.
Rest up at our Castle Combe hotels, ready to test your driving skills on the track, with our comfortable rooms, on-site restaurants serving delicious local meals, and a wide range of proper Butcombe beers.
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Places To Stay Near Castle Combe
After a busy day exploring everything Castle Combe has to offer, our nearby boutique hotels are the perfect place to stay the night with cosy beds, stylish decor and tasty breakfasts. Whilst you’re there, treat yourself to a delicious, locally-sourced pub meal and a tasty pint of Butcombe beer or ale.
The Methuen Arms
Steeped in history and character, The Methuen Arms in Corsham started life as a nunnery before being converted into a brewery and coaching inn in 1608. The inn offers 19 newly-renovated bedrooms and a mouth-watering food menu created with ingredients sourced from its kitchen garden. There’s also a cosy bar area and spacious beer garden perfect for enjoying the inn’s range of hand-pulled ales.
The Horse & Groom
The Horse & Groom is a grade II-listed inn nestled in the pretty village of Charlton. Featuring five charming, boutique bedrooms, a delicious menu of seasonal dishes and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beers, the Horse & Groom has everything you need for a relaxing home-from-home stayaway.
The Quarryman’s Arms
Located in picturesque Box Hill, The Quarrymans Arms is a gorgeous country inn boasting sweeping views of the Box Valley. The inn offers the perfect boutique getaway with four flawlessly-decorated bedrooms, a delightful restaurant serving the finest, locally-sourced seasonal produce, and a fantastic selection of ales, craft beers, local ciders and fine wines to get stuck into.
The King’s Arms
The King’s Arms is a charming 18th-century inn set in the heart of Melksham. Featuring 13 modern, comfy bedrooms, a tasty food menu offering exciting takes on pub classics and an array of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar, The King’s Arms is the perfect option for a boutique stayaway.
The White Hart
Situated in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, The White Hart is a beautiful thatched pub and inn. With 10 beautifully-decorated bedrooms, extensive food menu of locally-sourced, seasonal classic pub dishes, and a stunning range of Butcombe beers to sample, this characterful inn has everything you need for a restorative break away.
A Brief History of Castle Combe
Located in the Cotswolds, Castle Combe is often described as the ‘prettiest village in England’. The village offers a perfectly-preserved snapshot of medieval architecture and history, with no new houses built there since the 1600s!
Castle Combe takes its name from a Norman fort that was built on the hill above the valley where the village now lies.
During the Middle Ages, Castle Combe became a thriving village, thanks to the growth of a flourishing wool trade. The village was particularly known for its red and white cloth called ‘Castlecombe’, which was popular in the local markets of Bristol and Cirencester, as well as London and abroad. The village was home to many weavers who lived in the beautiful honey-hued cottages that attract so many tourists each year.
What to see at Castle Combe
There’s plenty of medieval features to explore at the heart of the village, from the Market Cross monument and old village water pump to a small set of stone steps used by riders to mount and dismount their horses.
There’s also the picturesque church of St Andrew, which is home to the famous faceless Castle Combe clock – the oldest English medieval clock in use today.
A trip to Castle Combe wouldn’t be complete with seeing the fairytale cottages that line the village’s main street. Don’t forget to capture a picture of them from the village’s classic photography spot, found at the river bridge!
After you’ve explored Castle Combe close-up, head out to the surrounding hills for a lovely country walk. There’s a woodland footpath that can be accessed at the top of The Street, which will take you on a beautiful 5-mile loop around the village.
Castle Combe on screen
Castle Combe has a strict ban on modern features like satellite dishes and external wires being attached to its houses, which has helped the village maintain an authentic appearance throughout the years.
As a result, Castle Combe has become a go-to filming location, with productions such as Stardust, The Wolf Man and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse all shot within the village.
Castle Combe Race Circuit
As well as Castle Combe village, another huge draw to the area is the Castle Combe circuit – a 3km long track running around the perimeter of an old World War II airfield.
Built shortly after Silverstone, it’s one of the longest-running race circuits in the country and has attracted star names such as Stirling Moss and John Surtees.