If you are in the Bibury area, and have time to spare you may be interested in some of the places near Bibury.
Cirencester, known as "the capital of the Cotswolds" is just a short drive from Bibury and should be on the list of places to visit for anyone visiting the Cotswolds.
You can easily spend a day wandering around the historic streets and shopping in the varied shops.
The Church in the recently regenerated Market Place is as imposing as it is beautiful and a visit to the world famous Corinium Museum is a must for anyone interested in the local Roman history.
And if you are looking for a bit to eat during your visit then Cirencester is well catered for by the likes of Made By Bob, Graze, The Corinium Hotel & Restaurant, Soushi, Indian Rasoi and many cafes and coffee shops.
For the quintessential English polo experience, Cirencester Park Polo Club is the supreme venue. Established in 1894, amid 3000 acres of parkland and woodland on one of the country's most beautiful parks, Cirencester offers the highest level of polo whilst retaining the charm of a delightfully relaxed country polo club.
For more information on Cirencester, visit the Cirencester web site.
Polo at Cirencester Park (image copyright Commatic Ltd. All rights reserved)
Known as "the gateway to the Cotswolds", Burford is a charming Oxfordshire town between Bibury and Witney, just off the A40.
The main High Street is full of antique shops, tea rooms, shops such as Mrs Bumbles Delicatessen and art galleries such as Wren Fine Art.
There is a large free riverside car park as well as on-street parking up and down the High Street.
On the outskirts of Burford you can find the Burford Garden Company (known to many locals as Burford Garden Centre), Gateway Antiques (both antique furniture as well as made to order tables, chairs and cabinets) and Indigenous (natural walls, floors, baths and bespoke interiors).
St John the Baptist Church in Burford
Bourton on the Water is often called "The Venice of the Cotswolds". Take a walk down the main street and over one of the many bridges and you will see why Bourton has this nickname.
Situated on the Fosse Way (a Roman road in that linked Exeter to Lincoln), Bourton is home to Birdland, Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Cotswold Perfumery and a one-ninth scale model village replica of the heart village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The village punches well above its weight in terms of visitor numbers. The summer months are particularly busy with tourists, but two large car parks as well as limited on-street parking means that you shouldn't have a problem parking, even on the busiest of days.
South Cerney is a beautiful Cotswold village in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.
For more information on South Cerney, visit the South Cerney web site
Bibury, and all of the places above, are located in an area of southern England called the Cotswolds.
More details about the area can be found on the Cotswolds website.
Bourton on the Water - "The Venice of the Cotswolds"