A family day out in the Cotswolds village of Bibury
Bibury is a picturesque village in the heart of the Cotswolds. Located in Gloucestershire on the banks of the River Coln, it features quaint Cotswold-stone houses and is most famed for Arlington Row.
It’s a truly charming place, offering a pleasant countryside stroll alongside a fascinating history.
The River Coln flows through its centre, between the main street and Rack Isle water meadow.
What else is there to do in Bibury?
There is lots to see in the area. Bibury attractions also include Arlington Row, Rack Isle, The Church of St Mary’s, Bibury Trout Farm, and Arlington Mill.
A highlight for many in the area is Arlington Row, a row of 17th-century weavers’ cottages adjacent to Rack Isle. The National Trust owns Arlington Row and its cottages.
Built around 1380, the Arlington Row cottages were once used as a monastic wool store. Later, the cottages would be converted into weavers’ cottages.
Rack Isle was named so, as the wool from the Arlington Row cottages would be hung upon racks to dry alongside the boggy water meadow.
The Gloucestershire village is one of the Cotswolds and England’s most photographed sights, featured in films including Stardust and Bridget Jones’s Diary.
What’s accessibility like?
Bibury is a village in the countryside so expect some accessibility issues. Navigating the area with a buggy or wheelchair is possible but may be difficult in narrow and/or muddier areas.
If you’re looking for something to eat, The Swan Hotel and Trout Farm Restaurant offer food nearby.
Parking is free but limited. You can park along the main road or opposite the Trout Farm.
Once you’re done exploring Bibury, here’s how to spend a day in the Cotswolds.
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