9 miles from Cotswold Waterpark Retreats

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Bibury is often described as one of the most picturesque villages in England. Renowned for its honey-colored stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, the village is a quintessential example of idyllic rural England. Visitors are enchanted by Arlington Row, a row of weavers' cottages dating back to the 14th century, and the tranquil River Coln that meanders through the village.


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Population: 627
Current Weather: 16 °C

Nestled in the scenic Cotswold countryside, Bibury is often celebrated as ‘the most beautiful village in England.’ This charming accolade comes from none other than the renowned designer, William Morris.

Upon entering Bibury, you’ll immediately encounter Arlington Row. This line of 17th century weavers’ cottages, originally converted from a 1380s wool store, exemplifies quintessential English country life. Their picturesque charm has become a symbol of the village, making them a favourite among photographers and visitors alike.

Adding to Bibury’s serene atmosphere is the River Coln, one of England’s cleanest rivers. It meanders gently through the village, forming the perfect backdrop to the Cotswold-stone cottages. If you look closely, you might even spot trout darting in its clear waters, adding a touch of life to this idyllic scene.


Just a stone’s throw away from Arlington Row, you’ll find the Bibury Trout Farm, one of the oldest in Britain. Here, visitors can indulge in a spot of fishing – a delightful way to spend an afternoon, especially with the farm’s offer to prepare your catch for you!

The village is also home to St Mary’s Church, a remarkable Saxon church dating back to the 8th century. With its stunning stained-glass windows and a unique sundial dated 1623 in its churchyard, St Mary’s adds a historic touch to the village.

Bibury truly encapsulates the essence of the Cotswolds: quiet, quaint, and steeped in charm. It’s a destination that feels like a step back in time, offering a tranquil retreat from the fast pace of contemporary life.

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