Bibury, a small village in Gloucestershire, England, is perhaps the quintessential Cotswold village.
The artist and craftsman William Morris called Bibury "the most beautiful village in England" at the sight of the village's charm. Its honey-coloured 17th-century stone cottages with steep pitched roofs once provided housing for weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. The mill now houses a folk and agricultural museum, containing a room dedicated to Morris.
The River Coln flows through the village, alongside the main street.
Bibury attractions include a trout farm (1902) where some 10 million rainbow trout are spawned yearly. The trout can be sampled at the Catherine Wheel, a small inn and pub.
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Bibury seems to be visited by tourists all year round. In the summer months parking can be tricky as cars compete with coaches for the limited parking spaces in the small car park and the on-street parking.
Make sure you take your camera so that you can take photographs of Arlington Row, the picturesque bridge over the river Coln, Bibury Trout Farm, Arlington Mill and the other Cotswold stone cottages in the village.
There are miles and miles of countryside walks in the area, so we suggest that you purchase one of the Cotswold Walks books that are on sale in book shops and on the internet to help you plan your walk.
Bibury Self Catering Accommodation
Bibury Holiday Cottages
Nestled just off the main road which runs through Bibury, but in a quiet elevated spot away from passing traffic with parking and gardens is Bibury Holiday Cottages, a collection of 4 Cotswold stone cottages in Bibury. Welcoming resident owners Jenny and Roger Hedgeland will help you settle in and offer advice on local places to eat and things to do. But a word of warning - their holiday cottages in Bibury are very popular and you will be advised to book early.
Bibury Trout Farm
A working trout farm in the heart of beautiful Bibury.
Link: Bibury Trout Farm