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Things To Do in London: Take a day trip to Bibury.

March 2, 2014
Bibury

I am no city girl, having lived in Dubai for almost 7 years now with all its glitz and glamour, I think I’ve had enough of the city life and would always ALWAYS prefer a countryside or a beach over a city whenever I travel. So when I went for a quick trip to London, the first thing that I did was to go on a day trip to its countryside and what better way to start this tour than visiting the quaint and charming little Cotswold town of Bibury.

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I went there during November when it was freezing, I know it wasn’t the ideal time to visit the countryside but even then I was mesmerized by its charm. Visiting during the winter also increases your chances of having the village to yourself without a lot of tourists blocking your view. All my city stress went away as soon as I took the first breathe of fresh air that a countryside villages always have.

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I loooOOOVED the Arlington Row which is a row of weavers stone cottages next to River Coln. It was a picture perfect scene, it would’ve been better if I went there during summer when the whole place will be covered in green.

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My photos can’t do justice to the beauty of the place but to just give you an idea, Bibury was described by William Morris (English writer and artist in the 18th century) as the most beautiful village in England. I definitely agree.

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This should definitely be in your bucket list – it’s the Classic English village with all its charm and history that everyone must see. My kind of place.

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Bibury, England



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10 Comments

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) November 2, 2015 at 13:49

    great photos!
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  • Reply hoang nguyen May 29, 2014 at 05:54

    Im going to visit Bibury this Nov, can you show me that how you get there and back to London it a day. Thanks

    • Reply Pinay Flying High June 2, 2014 at 08:15

      Hi there, I booked a day tour from London and it covered the Cotswolds. I booked though from an agency here in Dubai.

  • Reply Things To Do in London: Take a Day Tour to Burford | pinay flying high March 9, 2014 at 06:09

    […] the countryside day tour that I took from London. This was the second destination after we visited Bibury, an equally charming village in this region. Burford is about an hour and a half away from both […]

  • Reply thewanderblogger March 6, 2014 at 00:27

    I’m so glad you wrote about this! I’ll have to check it out sometime – do you remember how long it took to get there from London?

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 6, 2014 at 07:40

      It was roughly about 2 hours by bus. I think you can also take a train. You should visit it! It’s nice. 🙂

  • Reply Sally March 2, 2014 at 08:55

    I’m from Gloucestershire and I’m transported there through this post. I love the winter sunshine on the Cotswold stone. My pics of a countryside walk are here

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