Castle Combe has been labelled one of the UK’s poshest villages by The Times.

Locals may, or may not, be pleased to hear the paper listed the Wiltshire village as one of the 22 poshest in the country, in an article ranking the poshness of rural areas.

Found at number seven in the list, Castle Combe was awarded the maximum ‘posh rating’ of five stars out of five.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

The reasons given for this rating were the age and design of the village’s buildings, the fact it has hosted films like Dr Dolittle, War Horse and Stardust, and the presence of a number of “content-hungry influencers.”

The article also referenced Michelin star restaurant Bybrook, located at the village’s five star hotel and spa, the Manor House, as well as the Castle Inn pub located on Market Place.

Castle Combe was crowned Britain’s prettiest village by FBM holidays in July 2021, and this was another reason given for its inclusion in the list.

Other locations that were given the dubious honour of a five star ‘posh rating’ are Hodnet in Shropshire and Church with Chapel Brampton in Northamptonshire.