Today there is another place I dreamed to visit besides Castle Combe. It’s also due to pictures I’ve seen in the internet. The picturesque cottage houses at Arlington row in Bibury. Take a stroll by the cottages and you’ll be charmed. These cottages built in 1380 as a store for wool was later converted into weavers cottages in the 17th century.
Having put up for the night at Swindon, the early morning drive to Bibury was a pleasant 40 minutes journey. Arriving just past 9:00 a.m. we were the first visitors and our car was the only one parked at the allocated bay by the road side.
By the time we left at 10:45 a.m. there were already more cars and tour buses started arriving with some ‘unappreciative’ tourist who just want to take pictures, here, there, everywhere and talking & joking loudly. Do be mindful there are private dwellings around Arlington row (as well as at Castle Combe). Be respectful to the residents.
For the avid photographers, be here early to avoid the crowds and vehicles that will eventually end up in your frame. Like Castle Combe, here too there are plentiful of photo spots. You just need to avoid the crowd to find your spot and angle.