Described as the loveliest and prettiest village in England, Castle Combe was a small weaving town at the heart of the Cotswold Wool trade. Originally a Saxon Village, with evidence of nearby Roman Settlement, the village grew beside the Castle built in 1140 after the Norman Invasion. Sadly the Castle has now gone. The 12th century St Andrews church has a 15th Century faceless clock that used to ring the hours and is one of England's oldest working clocks. Visitors well photograph the bridge that crosses the Bybrook River used as a backdrop in many films such as Dr Dolittle, War Horse and Hercule Poirot.