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One of England's prettiest villages


Arlington Row
Arlington Mill
St Mary's Church
River Coln
Bibury Trout Farm
Bibury has often been described as one of England's prettiest villages and few would despute that claim. The picturesque main street contains many honey coloured cottages, with steep gables and pretty gardens. Alongside runs the trout filled River Coln passing a mill and the parish church at the far end of the village.

Bibury Post Office, alongside the River Coln.
Photo Sue H J Hasker
The village prospered as a weaving centre during the 17th century and a reminder of this period is Arlington Row, a series of terraced stone cottages. Now in the hands of the National Trust, these iconic cottages were originally built in the 14th century as a monastic wool store, later converted to house weavers in the 17th century. The wool was dried in Rack Isle (opposite) and then taken to nearby Arlington Mill to be processed into cloth.

Arlington Row.
Photo Charles D P Miller

Arlington Mill.
Photo Steve Daniels

St Mary's Church.
Photo Philip Halling
Bibury Trout Farm also lies beside the River Coln and here you can try your hand at fishing or visit the adjacent shop. Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout. The crystal clear waters of the Bibury Spring provide the essential pure water required to run the hatchery which spawns up to 6 million trout every year.

Bibury Trout Farm.
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Visitor Information
Bibury Trout Farm is open daily 8am to 6pm (closes earlier in winter). Entry costs around £4. Bibury, GL7 5NL. Tel: 01285 740 215

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