If you are looking for things to do Keepers Lodge it is only a 15 minutes walk through our private woodland to the charming village of Castle Combe, the prettiest village in England. The medieval village of Castle Combe dates back pre 12th Century and has been unchanged for 400 years (except for the addition of double yellow lines). There are no street lights or overhead cables.
There are a number of walks through the Castle Combe valleys, following the Bybrook river through beautiful Wiltshire countryside. The famous MacMillan Way passes just a couple of miles from Keepers Lodge, one of the route takes you on a 2 hour round trip to Ford, where you will find another pub The White Hart.
Castle Combe is a very popular destination for tourists and local people alike. The village is most famous for films such as the original Dr Dolittle, Stardust, The Werewolf, War Horse and most recently ITV’s drama Dr Thorne.
Eating in and around Castle Combe
The White Hart and the Castle Inn in the centre of the village, offering food all day. You have The Manor House Hotel with Michelin Star fine dining in the hotel’s Bybrook Restaurant. A few miles away in Colerne you will find Lucknham Park hotel and Spa another Michelin Star fine dining restaurant.
Within Castle Combe you will find the Old Rectory Tea Room. Have a look at their website here,
Bath is just 20 minutes away by car where a superb selection of excellent bars and restaurants can be found. Alternatively, there is a direct train from Chippenham Railway Station.
Golf at Castle Combe
The Keepers Lodge borders the highly renowned Manor House Golf Course. Special rates can be arranged; please contact us for more information. Another 18 hole golf course nearby is Bowood, approximately 10 minute drive or Cumberwell Golf Club a 30 minutes drive.
The fabulous Georgian city of Bath steeped in history and atmosphere, with its excellent shopping, Restaurants and Bars, is just 16 miles away.
Of course, the famous Castle Combe Circuit is only a mile away.
As well as watching motor racing, Go Karting, 4×4 courses and a skid pan, make a great day out at Drive Tech Ltd, who are located at the Circuit. Have a look at their website for details of their driving experiences.
Other places of interest
The National Trust village of Lacock with it’s beautiful abbey is a 5 minute drive away. This is another Wiltshire village that regularly plays host to film crew its beautiful. Harry Potter – Chamber of Secrets, Cranford and Pride and Prejudice have all been filmed there.
The town of Tetbury is situated around 25 minutes away. As you’d expect, the local town of Prince Charles has some beautiful shops and is known for its Antiques, the Highgrove Shop & Highgrove Royal Gardens.