England,  Europe

Bibury & Arlington Row

Traveling through the English countryside seems more like a fairy tale than reality. We recently traveled to the Cotswolds, a rural area south of central England. As a base, we chose the town of Bourton-on-the-Water, a lovely village that is considered the Venice of England (I will be soon writting a post about Bourton too). From Bourton we took a taxi to Bibury (the fare costs around £30 return), we initially wanted to go by bus but the schedules are super limited and the buses do not run on Sundays and holidays in Bourton! If possible, I would highly recommend renting a car because this is the best way to explore this area full of beautiful landscapes and small villages.

Bibury is famous because of the Arlington Row, an alley with super picturesque cottages that were built in 1380 as a monastic wool shop. Later, the buildings were converted into a row of country houses for the weavers in the seventeenth century. Today Arlington Row is a very popular tourist attraction and is probably one of the most photographed attractions in the Cotswolds.

Arlington Row

Arlington Row is also widely used as the setting for movies and television shows, for example scenes from the Stardust films and Bridget Jones’ Diary were filmed here.

Trout Farm in Bibury

Charming coffee shop in Bibury

Find the perfect hotel in the Costwolds in the map bellow!


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