We are back in the Cotswolds today!
I know the title can be a little confusing, as there are lots of gorgeous towns in England that could rise that first prize trophy. We are bringing today our experience at Bibury, a quaint and charming textile town by the Coln riverside that makes you fall in love even more with the Cotswolds.
Bring an umbrella and travel with us to the town inhabited by trouts, swans and… tourists.
You can get to Bibury with public buses (or private coaches) but with very few ones per day, so plan carefully your day in advance. Since we had a wait until the next bus we seized the opportunity to walk way off the tourist areas (trout farm & Arlington row) to the very quiet town which in fact Bibury is. That’s where we found another British icon, the red telephone cabin! We discovered that since with the digital era they have lost their functionality, the cabins have been converted into a storing place for PAD (public access defibrillators) being a super clever repurposing, isn’t it?
The place was absolutely beautiful but to be completely frank also was the most crowded place of our trip, which sometimes can result in not having that same experience in real life that the pictures exhale.
Arlington row is probably the most iconic place from the Cotswolds with its stone houses built in 1380 and is the one that appears in the UK passport (remember?). Even with our typical infinite patience it was quite difficult to get shots here without people on the background. Nevertheless, the wait was worthy (agree?) and I loved this little corner of the town so carefully preserved. Also, we found lots of Japanese people which are really polite & try their best to not be in the middle of your pictures, which is very nice!
Have you ever been to Bibury? How was your experience? Which other towns in England would you put in a top 10 list?
Oh! Before closing this post I need to mention that we were covering this last weekend a fair dedicated to handmade items for kids called Petit Festivalet. 2 days of kids running around us, screaming and lots of pictures to edit this week. It’s so rewarding to feel that your work is appreciated (thanks to the organizers & participants) and were very proud to be part of it. We will share some behind the scenes shortly in case you are curious to see how it looked like.
Wish you a great weekend ahead! & a loving thanksgiving to those celebrating.