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William Morris once described Bibury as "the most beautiful village in England". It is a very special village with a character of it's own but with a tradition and feel that is purely Cotswold. Many people return to Bibury time and time again breathing in the beauty and tranquility of the river meandering through the Coln valley, with the enchanting Cotswold stone cottages and old mills.

Two communities (the other is Arlington) form the village proper, the 14th century Arlington Row (in photo at right) providing the focal point: originally a wool store, then altered into weavers cottages and now restored by the National Trust. The low roofline and row of gables make it's vernacular style true Cotswold. opposite, Rack Isle is an open wetland meadow between the river and the mill stream from Arlington Mill, now a crafts centre. Next door, Bibury Trout Farm is a popular attraction, and Bibury church has a number of saxon features.

Bibury is a lovely place to visit, both being tranquil and pretty but also able to offer places of interest to visit and enjoyable walks in and around the village.

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