About Us

Circuit Information

As one of the UK's best-loved circuits, Castle Combe offers spectacular racing, modern facilities and stunning scenery, with easy access to anyone in the South-West and beyond.

Circuit Length: 1.85 miles

Office Opening Hours:

Monday: 9:00 - 17:00

Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:00

Wednesday: 9:00 - 17:00

Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00

Friday: 9:00 - 17:00

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED



Camping facilities are available for certain events. Please call for more information.


Circuit Noise Restrictions:

Castle Combe Circuit operates under strict noise management due to local planning constraints. These limits vary according to the event, please see event "common questions" for more information. 


Food & Drink:

Located in the paddock, The Tavern is open for most events, selling hot food and drinks including tea and coffee. 


Merlin Motorsport:

Located in the paddock, the Merlin Motorsport shop sells performance parts for racing.


Media & Photography:

To apply for media accreditation, please download a form and send it back to info@castlecombecircuit.co.uk


Local Accommodation:

For a list of local accommodation please click here.


How to find Us:

The Castle Combe Circuit is 5 miles west of Chippenham on the B4039, just half a mile from the village of Castle Combe. Click here for maps and directions.


Disabled Visitors Access:

As part of our commitment to make Castle Combe Circuit accessible to all, for our promoted events we may provide those disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance with 1 free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA).

To qualify for a complimentary PA ticket will need to email/send in writing:

  • Your name
  • The name of your carer
  • Contact telephone
  • Address

And one of the following;

  • A copy of your most recent DLA letter for care and/or mobility
  • A receipt of your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) showing your current entitlement
  • A copy of your Attendance Allowance

NB: Children (aged 17 and under) with a disability must be accompanied by an adult paying the full retail rate as with all child tickets for the venue.


We strictly do NOT allow animals including dogs on site at any time, with the exception of guide dogs.

Castle Combe - The Comprehensive Story

The comprehensive story of the Circuit is available in a book published for the Diamond Jubilee in 2010. From the days of the Castle Combe estate and RAF airfield, the 154 page book charts the history of the Circuit, illustrated with numerous colour and black & white photos.

Copies of Castle Combe Circuit – The First 60 Years by Paul Lawrence and Peter Stowe are available from the Castle Combe Circuit Office or from the Circuit Shop at major events.

Castle Combe Circuit book

The Circuit Archive includes programmes, news reports, results sheets, photographs and memorabilia from 1950 onwards, and we are always interested in donation or loan of more of the same.

Although the Archive is not open to the public, we always endeavour to answer any questions relating to the Circuit’s history. Please contact the Circuit for further information.

Castle Combe Sporting Highlights

1950 - 1960
1950 Circuit Opens Stirling Moss wins 2.5 litre race
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1952 John Surtees wins 500cc Motorcycle race
1953 Ken Wharton wins in BRM V16
1955 Last F1 race in Wiltshire. Harry Schell wins in Vanwall
1960 - 1970
1962 Mike Hailwood wins 250cc race on legendary 250cc Honda Four
1965 First 100mph lap. Chris Summers in Lotus 24 Chevy
1970 - 1990
1971 Future World Champions Alan Jones & Jody Scheckter on F3 podium
1972 Barry Sheene wins 125cc rac
1976 Nigel Mansell wins Formula Ford race
1982 Ayrton Senna wins Formula Ford 2000 race
1985 Damon Hill finished 6th in Formula Ford race
1989 Carl Fogarty stars in motorcycle meeting
1989 David Coulthard wins Formula Ford race
1990 - 2000
1995 First 2 day race meeting
1997 First 130mph lap establishes new outright lap record
1999 New corners increase circuit length to 1.85 miles
2000 - Today
2000 Circuit celebrates 50th Year Anniversary
2001 F3 returns to Castle Combe Circuit after 25 years
2003 Three times F1 world champion Nelson Piquet watches his son race in F3 at the circuit
2004 First ever two day motorcycle meeting at the circuit, Castle Combe Superbike Grand National draws record crowds
2005 Handful of local residents force the local council to issue a noise nuisance order, effectively preventing the running of the British F3 & GT Championships
2006 Castle Combe launch it's own Racing Club and run the British round of the World Superside Championship, our first ever World Championship event
2010 Circuit celebrates Diamond Anniversary
2011 Circuit celebrates 60 years of motorcycle racing
2012 First race meeting dedicated to historic cars, the Autumn Classic, gets great reviews

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Phone: 01249 782417     Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY