From your Hotel, train station, B&B or wherever you are staying in the Cotswolds.
Burford, Bibury, The Slaughters Bourton on the Water,Wyck Rissington, Stow on the Wold, Guiting Power, Winchcombe.
This is only a suggested route, we can visit anywhere you would like.
Bibury, or Becheberie as it was known in Saxon times, is built on both banks of the River Coln which rises a few miles away and which flows into the Thames. The village is centred 6 ¹⁄₂ miles northeast of Cirencester.
William Morris once described Bibury as the "most beautiful village in England". Bibury is famous for the 14thC Arlington row wool store which was converted into weavers cottages in the 17thC.
Arlington Mill was once the home to Rosemary Verey. The Saxon Church of St. Mary was built in AD721-43.
River Windrush at Bourton on the Water
Bourton-on-the-Water straddles the river Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges, Mill bridge, Narrow bridge, Paynes bridge, and Coronation bridge beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Standing back from the river are the traditional 17thC buildings.
Bourton-on-the-Water has been described as the "Venice' of the Cotswolds.
Bourton on the Water dates back to Bronze age and Roman settlers, and has an 11th.C church with a 14thC Chancel and Tower.
LOWER SLAUGHTER MILL
The name of the village of Lower Slaughter stems from the Old English name for a wet land 'slough' and was names Sclostre in the Doomesday Book.
This quaint village sits beside the River Eye and is known for its unspoilt limestone cottages built in the traditional Cotswold style.
The stream running through the village is crossed by two small bridges and the local attraction is a converted mill with the original water wheel.
We visited the Cotswolds recently with Mark. We saw some of the most fascinating villages, and scenery that I have ever seen.