Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, with a population of about 350. Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is renowned for its attractiveness and tranquillity, and for fine buildings including the medieval church. The fourteenth century Market Cross, erected when the privilege to hold a weekly market in Castle Combe was granted, is situated where the three principal streets converge. Some small stone steps near the Cross were for horseriders to mount and dismount. The village has twice played host to the Combe Sunday event, a music extravaganza which attracted 4000 visitors to the village in 2006.
The 4-star Manor House Hotel in the village was built in the fourteenth century. It has 48 rooms and 365 acres (1. 5 km²) of gardens.
Castle Combe is the home of a motor racing venue, Castle Combe Circuit. Castle Combe Circuit is a Motor racing circuit in Wiltshire, England, approximately from Bristol. It was also used as a location for the film musical Doctor Dolittle. Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 Musical film, based on the series of books by Hugh Lofting, which tells the story of a doctor Doctor Dolittle, who Raymond Austin, (http://www.raymondaustin.com/) filmed the Avengers and Saint in and around the village in the late 60's and, most recently, for Stardust (Michael Fleming. Stardust is a 2007 Fantasy Film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. "A sprinkling of 'Stardust'", Variety, 2006-03-06. Retrieved on 2007-04-29).
The village is near the villages of Grittleton, Ford and Nettleton, and the town of Chippenham. Grittleton is a village and Civil parish in the North Wiltshire district of Wiltshire, England, 7 miles NW of Chippenham Wiltshire Ford is a small village located in the North-West of Wiltshire. Chippenham is a Market town in Wiltshire, England, located at, some 21 km (13 miles east of Bath and 163 km (96 miles west of London
The fourteenth century Market Cross
The 4-star Manor House Hotel
The main street, with the Market Cross in the distance