In the UK there are 2 bank holidays in May. I have used one of these days to visit a village which was mentioned by a friend of mine.
This is a village in Gloucestershire, England, it is on both banks of the River Coln and it’s called Bibury.
It is a small village with a fish farm. You will think that there is nothing special to see, but if you happen to hold a British passport, then the inside cover picture depicts Arlington Row from Bibury. The cottages were built around 1380 as a monastic wool store to be converted into cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century. The area is a nationally notable architectural conservation and is one of six places in the country featured in Mini-Europe, in Brussels. On the Arlington (west) side of the village is Arlington Baptist Church, where a congregation has been meeting since the 1740’s.
If you want to stay overnight, then there are 3 hotels which are ready to great their guests. I have seen the Swan Hotel and it looks very very nice. I am sure that the Old Farm Cottage and the Old Byre are equally nice and comfortable.
The predominant honey color of the seventeenth century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs are another reason why people come here.
While tourists are coming here from all over the world, Japanese tourists have a particular interest because of Emperor Hirohito, who had stayed in the village on his European tour.
If you have watched Stardust or Bridget John’s Diary, then you will most probably remember the scenes from those movies.
You probably will find a lot of websites which will recommend you what to see and what to do, I have decided to recommend you just 3 of them: