Visit Bibury and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bibury, Gloucestershire. This Cotswold village attracts many visitors and stands on the busy A433, so it is perhaps best seen late on a summer evening. William Morris described it as “the most beautiful village in England”. The houses are of golden stone. Many cottage gardens face the little River Coin. The early 17th-century cottages of Arlington Row fronting the river are now owned by the National Trust. The old coaching inn the Swan at the end of the river-fronted street, opposite the bridge, leads on to a water garden where the Bibury Spring gushes 2 ½ million gallons of water every 24 hours. Over the bridge is one of the best known trout farms in England.
Bibury church has considerable remains of its Anglo-Saxon original, with Norman and Early English work harmoniously added. Splendid tombs in the churchyard are an indication of Bibury's former wool-based wealth. Just behind the churchyard is the Jacobean Bibury Court with a 1639 wing reputed to be by Inigo Jones.
A little North West of Bibury, and also on the River Coin, is the hamlet of Ablington. The old Manor House dates from 1590 and has a curiously inscribed gabled porch. The manor farm possesses a fine barn. Nearby is a prehistoric long barrow with a beehive chamber.
Nearby towns: Burford, Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade, Northleach
Nearby villages: Aldsworth, Ampney Crucis, Ampney St. Mary, Ampney St. Peter, Castle Eaton, Chedworth, Clapton, Colesborne, Coln Rogers, Dowdeswell, Down Ampney, Driffield, Eastleach, Eastleach Martin, Eastleach Turville, Ewen, Fairford, Farmington, Filkins, Great Barrington, Great Rissington, Hampnett, Hatherop, Kempsford, Little Barrington, Marston Meysey, Meysey Hampton, North Cerney, Quenington, Sherborne, Siddington, Somerford Keynes, South Cerney, Southrop, Turkdean, Westcote, Whelford, Windrush, Winson, Withington, Yanworth
Have you decided to visit Bibury or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bibury bed and breakfast (a Bibury B&B or Bibury b and b)
- a Bibury guesthouse
- a Bibury hotel (or motel)
- a Bibury self-catering establishment, or
- other Bibury accommodation