Bibury Travel Guide

  • Bibury
    by Hanau93
  • Bibury
    by Hanau93
  • Things to Do
    by Hanau93

Bibury Things to Do

  • A walk through Bibury

    Bibury is best discovered by foot, but as it is scattered over the hills you need some comfortable shoes. Start your walk at the inn on Bibury's main street, cross the bridge and turn left into a path through the thicket behind the meadow. It will take you to the village's main sight: the Arlington Row cottages. Built in the late 14th century, they...

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  • Bibury Troutfarm

    A definite must see on the list for Bibury. It is beautifully landscaped and we were so excited about being able to feed the trout- mind you the ducks nearby were just as excited..:) By all means buy the fish food and you will see the trout coming up, trying to get the morsels- great fun! The farm also has a gift shop, picnic and play area, fresh...

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  • Arlington Row

    On one side of the river is Arlington, reached on foot by crossing an old stone bridge. It's famous for its stone cottages with their steep pitched roofs. These cottages, whose origin goes back to the 16 hundreds, are known as Arlington Row and were converted from what was originally a hall used to store wool into weavers' homes. Standing looking...

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  • The old water mill

    This is a 4 storey corn and fulling mill built in 1710. The machinery was sold for scrap in 1914 and the present machinery moved to the mill from North Cerney . It is now turned slowly by electricity and has no waterwheel as such but has been converted to a cafe and museum with nice views down to Bibury.It is one of Gloucestershire's best-known...

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  • Autumn Bibury

    I always remember the picture. It was of the side entrance to a small church in Gostwyk in the New England area of N.S.W. The lamp sitting amongst some ivy. Trouble is, I lost the negative some time ago so getting an updated print of the by-now-grotty one was impossible and I had never seen it the same since.So, when I saw a similar set of...

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  • Down by the riverside

    Another thing I couldn't help but notice was the outrageous plant life on the river banks. Obviously they hadn't had a flood here for a long time and it looked absolutely wonderful.

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  • Authentic is the word

    You get the immediate feeling as you enter Bibury that this is a for-real village. Crossing the stone bridge into the stone town with the ivy dripping down the walls puts a smile on your face.You will be coming by car or bike because, unless you're on a tourist coach, there's little or no public transport here. There is a bus service but you'll...

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  • The cotswold stone

    Its beige and weathered, in Bath it's oolite but, whatever they call it, it's a type of sandstone and it looks so pretty. Especially when you stick a few flowers in the garden and put a thatched roof on top, then it's to die for, but even slate roofs enhance the spectacle and there's enough here to satisfy the jaded eye.

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  • Rate payers only

    Right smack in the middle of the village, across the road from the Swan Hotel, is this cute little well-maintained park. After taking a shot I tried to move in and get some closeups. Unlucky, there's a sign, that I managed to obey, that says it's for locals only, i.e. those that are paying rates for its upkeep.I'm still trying to think where I've...

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  • Water water everywhere

    The Mill, with its working water wheel, looks down on trout swimming lazily in crystal clear spring water. Over a century old, the Bibury Trout Farm (founded 1902) spawns 10 million Rainbow trout each year. Visitors can buy them smoked, fresh or, fish for their own. Personally, coming from a country where it's pretty much open slather, I rebel...

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  • Arlington Row...

    The row was originally a timber framed hall used to store The Bishop of Worcester's wool, but the hall was converted into a row of cottages in the 17th century. These National Trust owned weavers' cottages is perhaps the most photographed sight in The Cotswold, spawning on stamps, calendars, guidebooks, postcards & even on chocolate boxes !Close-up...

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  • Arlington Row...

    The row was originally a timber framed hall used to store The Bishop of Worcester's wool, but the hall was converted into a row of cottages in the 17th century. These National Trust owned weavers' cottages is perhaps the most photographed sight in The Cotswold, spawning on stamps, calendars, guidebooks, postcards & even on chocolate boxes !Bibury...

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  • Arlington Row...

    The row was originally a timber framed hall used to store The Bishop of Worcester's wool, but the hall was converted into a row of cottages in the 17th century. These National Trust owned weavers' cottages is perhaps the most photographed sight in The Cotswold, spawning on stamps, calendars, guidebooks, postcards & even on chocolate boxes !I would...

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  • Arlington Row...

    The row was originally a timber framed hall used to store The Bishop of Worcester's wool, but the hall was converted into a row of cottages in the 17th century. These National Trust owned weavers' cottages is perhaps the most photographed sight in The Cotswold, spawning on stamps, calendars, guidebooks, postcards & even on chocolate boxes !I...

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  • The Most Beautiful Village...

    Bibury is being tipped as one of the most beautiful villages in England !It was prospered during the 17th & 18th century from the wool trade. However, its demise in early 19th century led to hard times & riotings from the villagers !This had led to a substantial number of its inhabitants being shipped off to the penal colonies in Australia.This is...

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  • Arlington Row...

    The row was originally a timber framed hall used to store The Bishop of Worcester's wool, but the hall was converted into a row of cottages in the 17th century. These National Trust owned weavers' cottages is perhaps the most photographed sight in The Cotswold, spawning on stamps, calendars, guidebooks, postcards & even on chocolate boxes...

    more
  • The Most Beautiful Village...

    Bibury is being tipped as one of the most beautiful villages in England !It was prospered during the 17th & 18th century from the wool trade. However, its demise in early 19th century led to hard times & riotings from the villagers !This had led to a substantial number of its inhabitants being shipped off to the penal colonies in Australia.On the...

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  • The Most Beautiful Village...

    Bibury is being tipped as one of the most beautiful villages in England !It was prospered during the 17th & 18th century from the wool trade. However, its demise in early 19th century led to hard times & riotings from the villagers !This had led to a substantial number of its inhabitants being shipped off to the penal colonies in Australia.We came...

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  • The Most Beautiful Village...

    Bibury is being tipped as one of the most beautiful villages in England !It was prospered during the 17th & 18th century from the wool trade. However, its demise in early 19th century led to hard times & riotings from the villagers !This had led to a substantial number of its inhabitants being shipped off to the penal colonies in Australia.Along...

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  • The Most Beautiful Village...

    Bibury is being tipped as one of the most beautiful villages in England !It was prospered during the 17th & 18th century from the wool trade. However, its demise in early 19th century led to hard times & riotings from the villagers !This had led to a substantial number of its inhabitants being shipped off to the penal colonies in Australia.This...

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  • Arlington Row "photo op"

    You will want to pull off the side of the road and snap a few pictures of these weavers cottages, now owned by the National Trust.

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Bibury Hotels

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  • The Swan Hotel

    on the B4425, Bibury, GL7 5NW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bibury Court

    I have not stayed here but stopped by for tea with a local guide. I know the prices are far less...

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Bibury Restaurants

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    by iandsmith Written Dec 15, 2005

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    This 17th century inn, once used as a coach staging post, now has a modern decor inside which contrasts nicely with the cobblestoned courtyard outside.
    We chose to sit and dine in the courtyard which turned out to be a nice experience with reasonable quality food and reasonable quality service.

    Fountain in the courtyard The splendid looking hotel
    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Food and Dining
    • Seniors

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