The most beautiful village in England

Arlington Row in Bibury

Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold village. With its stone buildings strung out along the banks of the River Coln, it's easy to see why William Morris called Bibury 'The most beautiful village in England'.

Arlington Row was originally built in the 14th century as a monastic wool store. It was later converted in the 17th century into a row of weavers' cottages. The cottages are lived in by tenants although you can book a holiday in number 9.

Rack Isle

The River Coln flows through Bibury, sandwiched between the main street and an expanse of boggy water meadow known as Rack Isle. The Rack Isle is so called because wool was once hung out to dry on racks after it had been washed in Arlington Row.

The pink flowering ragged robin
The pink flowering ragged robin
The pink flowering ragged robin