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Author Anne Marie Lutz

Castle Combe

We visited Castle Combe in June, as part of our tour via Mad Max Tours to Stonehenge and Avebury. It’s called “The Prettiest Village in England”.  I haven’t seen enough of England to judge for myself, but it seemed straight out of history to me, along with everything else we saw that day.

Castle Combe (photo: Libby Lutz)

Castle Combe (photo: Libby Lutz)

Flowers at Castle Combe, June 2013 (photo: Libby Lutz)

Flowers at Castle Combe, June 2013 (photo: Libby Lutz)

Castle Combe also has a 14th century market cross and a lovely old church (St Andrews) with a memorial to Sir Walter de Dunstanville, who died in 1270. And a beautiful churchyard, sections shown below:

Graves at Castle Combe (photo: Libby Lutz)

Graves at Castle Combe (photo: Libby Lutz)

St Andrews Churchyard, Castle Combe (photo: AML)

St Andrews Churchyard, Castle Combe (photo: AML)

Headstones at St Andrews Church, Castle Combe (photo: AML)

Headstones at St Andrews Church, Castle Combe (photo: AML)

The market cross at Castle Combe

The market cross at Castle Combe (photo: Libby Lutz)

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Through the stained glass window of St Andrew’s Church (photo: Libby Lutz)

Here’s some info about Castle Combe at the town website. The site also has some cool 360-degree views of some of the town’s attractions.

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