Castle Combe

Had a great Super­car Sat­urday at Castle Combe with me old pet­rol head mate Mr Stok, in sup­port of the stroke asso­ci­ation.

With 70+ cars span­ning mul­tiple gen­er­a­tions, Stok was seduced by the Ford GT40 (appar­ently it reminded him of a mem­or­able tour to Le Mans in his youth) and he nev­er ceases to amaze me with his detailed tech­nic­al know­ledge of what seems to be any car, any vari­ant and any age and to make mat­ters worse he arrived to col­lect me in his recently acquired Monte Carlo Blue, BMW M5 !

Castle Combe is a quint­es­sen­tially Eng­lish vil­lage often named as the ‘pret­ti­est vil­lage in Eng­land.’ The vil­lage sits in the Cots­wolds Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­ur­al Beauty in north west Wilt­shire and has fea­tured reg­u­larly as a film loc­a­tion and of course Bath,a world her­it­age site is less than 15 minutes away.

On the edge of the vil­lage is the Castle Combe Cir­cuit where drivers have the oppor­tun­ity to test out dif­fer­ent vehicles, drive your own car or motor­bike around the cir­cuit or tackle the Rally course. There are also a host of events through­out the year at the cir­cuit includ­ing race days for both cars and motor­bikes.

There are sev­er­al options for places to stay in and around Castle Combe with Bed and Break­fasts, self-cater­ing prop­er­ties and inns. It is also with­in easy reach of Chip­pen­ham and Cor­sham, and not far away from the M4 motor­way.

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