Why you will want to visit this little Cotswold village.
I completely and utterly fell in love with the Cotswolds, UK. Especially the little Cotswold village of Castle Combe.
The Cotswolds is a district of England made up of many villages and spread out among rolling green hills.
The name Cotswold means “sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides” and comes from the breed of sheep known as the Cotswold Lion. And of course, they get their name from their long wool.
The Cotswolds became prosperous from the wool trade.
You will find handsome Cotswold Stone “wool churches” in each village. Much of the money made from the wool was put into building these wool churches.
The village of Castlecombe is set down in a ravine along the By Brook and the beauty of this village seems to almost grow out of the landscape.
There are a couple reasons why I fell in love with this little village-
Tucked into a doorway we found fresh baked treats and bottled drinks for sale on an honor system. How cool is that?
In the center of the village is the Market Cross and next to it, this adorable water pump and flower box.
The doorways of the homes are adorned with flowering vines and beautiful flower pots completing this charming scene.
If you have time you can stop in for afternoon tea in the tea room.
And fall in love with this quaint little village like I did.
I hope you find the time to stop and see Castle Combe for yourself, when you do you will feel like you just stepped into a fairytale.
Until Next Time…….Travel On!
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