Planning Your Visit

How to get to Castle Combe

By Car.....

The closest Motorway junctions are Junction 17 (Chippenham) and Junction 18 (Bath) on the M4. On leaving the Motorway the village and race circuit are signed. Please park in the visitors car park at the top of the hill. Get directions here..

By Train.....

Trains run from London to Chippenham (about 5 miles away) or Bath (about 10 miles). From either of these places a taxi can be used. If you would prefer a bus, Chippenham is recommended. Timetables can be found here..

By Bus.....

Timetables can be found here


There is a free public cark park at the top of the hill provided for visitors to the village. Although it is a little way to walk down the hill to the old village, it is a pleasent stroll under the trees and there is much to see on the way. There is limited parking on the hill itself, those who choose to risk the double yellow lines on the hill or in the village will be disappointed to hear that traffic wardens are a common sight even in rural areas such as this. 


We welcome many coach visitors to the village but request that coaches drop visitors in the coach park at the public car park and allow them to walk down the hill. The village centre is narrow, there is no coach parking, it is difficult for coaches to turn and the way south out of the village has a weight restriction. New signs added this year reinforce this. 


Castle Combe is a living village and has a strong community. Please respect the residents who live in the village and their property. We welcome all visitors but do not appreciate some over keen visitors who feel they would like to visit the inside of houses too, or spend an excessive amount of time with noses pressed to windows.


Castle Combe regularly enters 'best kept village' competitions and the like, and has a history of doing well due to an amount of effort by the villagers. Please do not dilute our effort and spoil the village and walks around by leaving litter where you go. Bins are provided.


See Walking in Wiltshire


Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14