Bibury has been called the most beautiful village in England, and movies such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and Stardust have been filmed here. Maximize your time in the region and visit popular Bibury on a Cotswolds excursion from London or Stratford Upon Avon. Many Cotswolds tours, whether small-group or private, also include stops at other English villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden, as well as nearby Oxford.
Things to Know Before You Go
History buffs and fans of the English countryside won’t want to miss Bibury.
Bibury is one of the most popular destinations in the English Cotswolds.
Look out for mallards, water voles, flag irises, and more on Rack Isle.
Bibury may not be fully wheelchair accessible due to narrow streets, medieval buildings, and uneven pavement.
How to Get There
Bibury is situated 85 miles (136 kilometers) from London, just outside of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Most excursions to Bibury include convenient round-trip transportation. If you prefer to drive, follow the A4 motorway to the M40 and exit onto the A40. There is limited parking available.
When to Get There
Bibury is a pleasant year-round destination, although most travelers prefer to visit in English summer. To avoid the largest crowds, arrive in early morning or late afternoon or visit in spring, fall, or winter.
Other Cotswolds Attractions
The Cotswolds is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and while Bibury is one of its most popular destinations, there are several other villages worth exploring. Visit the cute cottages and topiary hedges of Kingham, stop at Bourton-on-the-Water to see its museums, and swing by Slad to visit the birth and burial place of author Laurie Lee.
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