Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold village, just a short drive from "The Capital of the Cotswolds", Cirencester. Bibury was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as "the most beautiful village in England". And the cottages of Arlington Row are often referred to as the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country.
My cousin and I drove from London to Bibury, and the drive took us about two hours. It was a little difficult to find parking close to Arlington Row - the Main Street of Bibury, but we finally managed a good spot right across the stone bridge on the river Coln. It was the prettiest little fairy-tale town I had ever seen - the vibration was calm and relaxed, and people walked around with their cameras, trying their best to capture the beauty of this dreamy little Cotswold village.
The picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of weavers' cottages in the 17th century. The whole village felt like a surreal dream - stone cottages, stone bridges, fields with blooming flowers - I felt like an Alice in Wonderland!
We ended our day by a visit to the Saint Mary's church in Bibury and stopped at La Cucina, an Italian restaurant in Oxford for dinner, on our way back to London.