Visiting St Andrew's Castle Combe

5 reasons to visit

~ Stunning architecture and medieval artefacts ~

~ Film set photography ~

~ Heritage tour for smartphones and tablets ~

~ Visitor information and shop area ~

~ Peacefulness in the church and churchyard ~

1. Stunning architecture and medieval artefacts

Discover local craftsmanship and an insight into life in Castle Combe through the last eight centuries.

St Andrews fan vaulted ceiling
The Knights Tomb
The Chancel Arch
The filming of warhorse

2. Film set photography

Look at the display of photographs from village film sets such as War Horse. 

Can you spot any stars?

Filming War horse
Film set - Dr Thorne

3. Heritage tour for smartphones and tablets

Pick up our digital tour by scanning a QR code as you enter the church and find out about the history of things you see and stories about the church and village as you walk around.

Knights Tomb - close up
Jesse Window
Info point tour map

4. Visitor information and shop area

Support St Andrew’s by buying cards, guidebooks, detailed local walking routes or a small gift.

gift shop - guide books
gift shop

5. Peacefulness in the church and churchyard

Find a place for quiet reflection and prayers…
In the north-east corner of the church there is a small chapel of prayer, which can be used by anyone visiting the church seeking such a space. Within the chapel there is a prayer tree and visitors are invited to write their prayers and wishes on the labels provided and attach them to the tree.  These are collected and the congregation prays for them during Sunday services.

Angel Praying
Screen Prayers
Lower Churchyard through the trees

How to find St Andrew's

Castle Combe signpost

The church is in the centre of Castle Combe with the main entrance gates across the road from the Market Cross.

St Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7HT

Parking and Local Amenities

Parking for visitors is available in the upper part of the village in Dunns Lane and is recommended. Charges start at 40p for an hour up to £5.60 for all day. You can pay by cash (coins) or mobile phone.

There is extremely limited parking in the village and on the hill as you enter the village from Upper Castle Combe. 

The walk on the road from the parking area takes you down quite a steep hill through the wooded valley past ancient local footpaths, village cottages and houses on the way.

Public toilets can be found a short walk from the church about 50 metres beyond the bridge crossing the Bybrook river. 

The village has a variety of places that offer refreshments to visitors including The White Hart pub, The Manor House Hotel and The Castle Inn.

Market cross in Spring