Because it doesn't do to sulk

Bibury Travel Blog

 › entry 11 of 55 › view all entries
Cotswolds

I had flown back from Bahrain yesterday, and was about to sulk about not being abroad again.  But it doesn't do to sulk, and actually, the UK is a lovely place.  Not warm.  Not an international gold trading post, or a desert, or on the site of old testament civilisations.  But lovely. So I drove into the Cotswolds.

At first, I wandered at random up any road that looked interesting.  I meandered through a lot of villages, which I may never find again because I couldn't stop to take photos.  Then I stopped in Cheltenham, largely because I have been through it on the train and stranded in its station many, many draft hours.   

Cheltenham is a Regency era town, and quite pretty, although not as pretty as Bath.

My favourite flowers
  To be honest, I wasn't that impressed - there was little between the too-expensive end of the high street (Whistles, etc) and the rather depressing pound shops at the far end of the road.  There was a very nice coffee shop, and a cool statue of a minotaur hugging a bunny (no - I have no idea why!) and I may go back.  But probably only in the sales. 

After that, I found my way to an organic farm food shop, which cheered me up enormously. Bouyed up by the nice food, I went to Bibury

Pronounced Bye-bury - I was put firmly right when I mispronounced it - it is a stunning little village in the south Cotswolds, not far from Cirencester. Black and white swams, coots, moorhens and ducks swam tranquilly up and down a river.  There is a fascinating little church there, with stunning windows and a cast of a saxon gravestone.  The original was found in the churchyard and sent off to the British Museum, who have sent back the cast so they have something to display in the church.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Cotswolds
Cotswolds
My favourite flowers
My favourite flowers
View in the Cotswolds
View in the Cotswolds
Another view
Another view
Village in the Cotswolds
Village in the Cotswolds
Not in Bibury, but near by; the fa…
Not in Bibury, but near by; the f…
River
River
Wildlife santuary for water voles
Wildlife santuary for water voles
Little bridge
Little bridge
Village
Village
This place is so posh, the dogs ar…
This place is so posh, the dogs a…
Churchyard
Churchyard
I love this sign!
I love this sign!
Bibury
photo by: Vikram