Opening times for 6 December 2023
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Pubs, restaurants and tea-rooms in Bibury (not National Trust).
Dogs welcome on leads.
Car park in Bibury opposite Trout Farm: Not NT, Free parking, OS SP115068. Parking along Highway in Bibury: Not NT, Free parking, OS SP116067.
Level tarmac route to walk in front of Arlington Row and around Rack Isle. Narrow bridge crosses mill stream, footpath narrow in places.
Level tarmac route allows you to walk in front of Arlington Row.
There's a small narrow bridge at one point that crosses the mill stream, the footpath following this can be narrow in places.
South of B4425 midway between Burford and Cirencester
Parking: Free parking opposite the Trout Farm and along the Highway (not National Trust). Can be busy
Sat Nav: Use GL7 5NP which brings you directly to the on-road car parking (no charge) opposite the Public Toilets (not National Trust).
Nearest station is Kemble, 14 miles (22km)
Ebley Coaches 860 & 863, Cirencester to Aldsworth; Pulham Coaches 865, Cirencester to Southrop; Ebley Coaches 866, Cirencester to Southrop
Near to National Cycle Network Route 48 (Fosse 2)
A row of tenanted 17th-century weavers' cottages and water meadow set in the Cotswold village of Bibury.
An expanse of boggy watermeadow.
Discover the charming Cotswold village of Bibury, with its historic Arlington Row cottages, as well as Rack Isle, a boggy water meadow and an important habitat for wildlife.
Sitting on a stunning Cotswolds street this truly beautiful and historic row of cottage dates back to 1380.
Traditional latticed windows make the most of panoramic views over the surrounding Cotswolds countryside.
Bibury, on the banks of the River Coln, is rich in both history and nature. The cottages along Arlington Row are believed to have been built around 1380 as a monastic wool store and later converted into weavers' cottages in the 17th century. They are owned by the National Trust and are private homes, except for No. 9 which is now in use as a holiday cottage. There is no public access to the cottages or their gardens.
The adjacent Rack Isle water meadow, so called as wool was once hung out to dry here on racks after it had been washed in Arlington Row, provides an important habitat for water-loving plants and birds and is a home for water voles, marsh orchid, flag iris and marsh marigold.
Please take care to respect the privacy of residents living in Arlington Row and be aware that vehicular access is restricted to residents because of the steep and narrow access road and the lack of turning or parking space.
There is limited parking available along the main road by the River Coln or opposite the Trout Farm.