Bibury Day Trip: Is it One of the Prettiest English Villages?

Bibury Day Trip: Is it One of the Prettiest English Villages?

English countryside is unarguably beautiful and has no dearth of picture-postcard villages. The Cotswold region has some of my favourite villages and Mr AW and I often find myself making road trips there from London, the most recent one being our Bibury day trip.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach Bibury from London is by car and takes around 2 to 2.5 hours. If you need public transport then be aware that it is not the easiest and you should consider joining a tour.

Exploring Bibury

After parking our car, we set on foot to explore the sleepy little village of Bibury. Our starting point was this quintessential British red telephone booth and the little lane right by it.

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We immediately start seeing the rich honey-coloured limestone houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Cotswold.

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As we continued walking the winding single lane (Church Road), I was delighted to see one of my favourite village scenes – little unmanned pop-ups that sell homemade or homegrown things and rely on your honesty to put the money in the jar. How sweet is that?

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

In a few minutes, we were walking parallel to the River Coln. It was lined with pretty pink flowers and in some places had some steps that led down to the river. To complete this gorgeous picture, there is a rustic bridge across it and getting a photograph there with no one else needed patience and time 😉

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

We turned left on the bridge towards Arlington Row, quite possibly the prettiest street in England and most certainly the prettiest I have seen.

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

We spent a few minutes admiring the row of idyllic cottages, wondering who lived there and wishing it was us 😀 After clicking umpteen pictures, we turned right into a little path through the woods.

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

We completed the circular path to join the River Coln again and to see the Arlington Row cottages from across the fields.

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

No day trip to a rural English village is complete without stopping at a local tea room. So, we promptly sat for some tea and delicious homemade cakes at the William Morris Tea Room finishing just in time when they were ready to close.

Bibury Day Trip | Day trip from London | England | English Countryside | Cotswold | www.ayewanderful.com

If you ever need a break from London city life, Bibury is a pleasant day trip option. You don’t need a checklist at all! Just enjoy the road trip and a gentle stroll through this picture-postcard village. I can vouch that it is one of the prettiest English villages and you will not be disappointed.

Want to combine your Bibury day trip with more cute-as-a-button villages? You may want to check THIS out 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this post on my Bibury day trip. Have you been to Bibury? What are your favourite day trips from London? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Cheers,
Ameeta xx

8 Comments

  1. Meenakshi July 19, 2017 / 7:04 am

    Beautiful captures and what a well penned explanation of the place. Am heading to it after reading your blog.

  2. Fiona Mai July 22, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’m going to visit Cotswold with my bf in September and this article comes just at the right time. Bibury looks so nice! It’s like walking in a fairy tale’s ancient village.

  3. Jollies and Jaunts July 22, 2017 / 10:47 am

    How picturesque! It looks like a gorgeous little village, great photos!

  4. Jasmin July 22, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I used to visit London quite often and always wanted to go here but it’s been made really hard for people who don’t have a car and I’m not a big fan of tours. It looks absolutely adorable in there!

  5. snowtoseas July 22, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    What a picture-perfect village! I have heard about the Cotswolds before, and I think it would be an absolute dream to go. Those cute stone cottages are everything. I hope to visit soon!

  6. Collette Stohler July 22, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Thank you for bringing this cute little town to my attention. I would love to explore the English countryside one day!

  7. dwanperrin July 22, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    What a beautiful place. I loved exploring England but never made it quite to Cotswolds. Looks like a quaint town.

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