Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England
Tucked away in the tumbling Cotswold hills, Castle Combe was first conquered by the Romans, then later by the Normans, who built a castle that's now crumbled to ruins; the village's charming cobbled streets, stone houses, and thatched cottages now sit beneath the castle's former site. And with a pub, hotel, and scenic surroundings by the Bybrook River, Castle Combe attracts many visitors as the quintessential English village.
Fun fact: Castle Combe's manor house, typically occupied by the village doctor, was featured in the original Dr. Doolittle in 1966. Since then, movies like War Horse, Stardust, and The Wolfman have been filmed there.