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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01285 | code search
Postcode: GL7 | code search
Population: 630
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Birthplace of:
Charles Hyne
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Folk Customs:
Cooperís Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Catherine Wheel
"What a lovely place Bibury is! Unfortunately the dining experience was not as nice! If asked to give a rating out of 10 I,m afraid I would have to say 0. Poor service ..." More

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Best trout farm in the world. Was going back next Monday ...More

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It takes a brave man to declare a place "the most beautiful village in England" but William Morris, the 19th century designer, writer and one of the founders of the Arts & Crafts movement, did just that in describing Bibury, the small Cotswold village some 5 miles (8k) northeast of Cirencester. Bibury consists of two villages bisected by the River Coln Arlington, on the southwest bank and Bibury, on the northeast side. Occupation in the area dates back to at least the Iron Age, the remains of a hill fort "Rawbarrow Camp" overlook the village and a Roman villa was found in 1880 nearby. The village clusters around a square near St.Mary`s, a church of Saxon origin, some of the original Saxon remains are now hosed in the British Museum but the church has a fine collection of sheep corbels, showing the importance of the wool trade in the area. Arlington Row, probably the most photographed row of cottages in England, can be traced back to 1380 when they were built as monastic wool stores; they were converted into Weavers cottages in the 17th C. The small water meadow across the river is known as Ruck Island - the island is not accessible - was once used by the weavers of the Row to dry their cloth. In a village of superb buildings every one can tell a story; the Catherine Wheel pub dates from the 16th C; The Swan Hotel is another 17th century building by the river and was a popular place when King Charles attended the local Bibury races, and Bibury Court a magnificent Jacobean mansion built in 1633, now converted into a hotel. The Trout Farm founded in 1902 is home to several million fish in the hatching season and Arlington Mill Museum dates back to the 17th century, it traces the history of the mill through photographs,and working machinery. That old William Morris knew a thing or two!

Attraction

Bibury Trout Farm

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Dr James BG & Partners

Pub and Bar

Catherine Wheel
Swan Hotel

Restaurant

Bibury Court Hotel
Catherine Wheel
Swan Hotel

Shops

Present Time
The Diane Breen Gallery

Places to Stay near Bibury

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Bibury Court Hotel (0.09 miles)

Bibury Court Hotel

Probably the best kept secret in the Cotswolds, Bibury Court Hotel offers the ultimate in peace, tranquility and comfort. Set in 6 acres and bounded by the River Coln, the Court is a beautiful ... More | visit website

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Swan Hotel (0.30 miles)

Swan Hotel
An atmosphere of warm, convivial hospitality was established at the Swan in the 1600s. Today, The Swan has lost none of its former charm. It's warm hospitality is evidenced by the English Tourism Council awarding ... More | visit website
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The New Inn At Coln St Aldwyns (1.95 miles)

The New Inn At Coln St Aldwyns
Nestled in the heart of one of Englandís prettiest villages, The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns offers excellent food and service, and a retreat from the pace of daily life. This charming, unspoilt Gloucestershire ... More | visit website
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Barnsley House (2.93 miles)

Barnsley House
One of the most stylish country-house hotels, Gloucestershire's Barnsley House is an imposing grade II-listed manor-house within 11 acres of grounds, designed by former owner Rosemary Verey, legendary gardener, designer and writer. The owners have ... More | visit website
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Hare & Hounds (3.73 miles)

Hare & Hounds
Nestling in the Cotswold countryside and close to the historic Fosse Way , The Hare and Hounds Inn is perfectly situated for the many attractive towns and villages of Gloucestershire and beyond. Historic Cirencester is ... More | visit website
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Waiten Hill Farm (3.92 miles)

Waiten Hill Farm
The farmhouse stands within large gardens, where you will find vegetables and soft fruit beds, cherry, plum, pear and apple trees. There are also spacious south facing lawns with tables and chairs, ideal for picnics, ... More | visit website
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Lady Lamb Farm (3.98 miles)

Lady Lamb Farm
Lady Lamb Farm - a Cotswold farmhouse, surrounded by countryside and situated less than a mile from Fairford, with it's 15th century churchand outstanding stain glass windows. Seven miles east of Cirencester and close ... More | visit website
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Bull Hotel (4.07 miles)

Bull Hotel

An historic 15th century family run hotel in the south Cotswolds. Run with charm and warmth expected from an hotel of this calibre.

This historic 15th century family run hotel is situated in Fairford's famous ... More | visit website

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Masons Arms (4.31 miles)

The Masons Arms is the quintessential english pub set in the heart of the cotswolds and we provide the perfect base for exploring all that the local area has to offer. all rooms are en-suite ... More | visit website
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Crown of Crucis (4.37 miles)

Crown of Crucis

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The Crown of Crucis is to be found in a picturesque village setting in the beautiful South Cotswolds near the town of Cirencester known as Corinium in its heyday of ... More

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