Cotswolds Tour Part 2

Bourton on the Water and Bibury were the last two villages in the Cotswolds that we visited on our Go Cotswolds Tour on Thursday September 15th.

Bourton on the Water is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. We had time to enjoy an ice cream cone, buy some take away hand pies, and buy a couple souvenirs in Bourton on the Water. There are 5 bridges over the water here. I’m not sure if I got a photo of all five.

While purchasing our ice cream we met a sweet older couple from Yorkshire who encouraged us to visit their part of England.

We visited Bourton on the Water in July of 2014 and to see the colors of summer in comparison to my Fall photos click over here.

After Bourton on the Water we traveled a short distance to Bibury.

Bibury ‘the most beautiful village in England’.

Arlington Row

The cottages of Arlington Row are often referred to as the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country.

Originally built in 1380 as a monastic wool store, the building was then converted into a row of weavers’ cottages in the 17th century.

The cloth produced at Arlington Row was sent to Arlington Mill on the other side of Rack Isle. The cloth was then hung on wooden timber frames on Rack Isle after being degreased at Arlington Mill.


The Arlington Mill

With a history dating back to 1086, the mill which stands on the site today is believed to date back to the 17th Century.

Arlington Mill is now a private residence (which was also available as a holiday cottage), but it was once a working mill processing corn and wool, and later housed the museum of Arlington Mill with a collection of period clothing, documents and working machinery illustrating milling & the Victorian way of life.

Arlington Mill, a Grade II listed building, was recorded as a cloth and corn mill in the 17th Century, continuing in dual use until mid 19th Century when concentration switched to corn milling.

Founded in 1902, Bibury Trout Farm is one of England’s oldest working trout farms set in the historic village of Bibury, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

On our Go Cotswold Day Tour we were happy to make a couple stops to places we hadn’t seen in the past. Bibury was one of those stops. This was the end of our tour on this day and we got back on our tour van and were driven back to the Oxford Train Station. While others on the tour headed in the station to catch trains back to London we enjoyed the 5 minute walk back to our apartment in Oxford where we warmed up our steak pies for dinner.

One more post from the Cotswolds featuring St. James Church in Chipping Campden coming soon.


Back to the present…

We are doing well here at our Country Bungalow. Our church family is treating us well with meals and visits. Our friends, family and neighbors are checking in to see if we need anything. We are waiting for Occupational Therapy appointments for Dear. There was a glitch on the referral from Dear’s new doctor. Our sleep schedule is improving.

We had a light dusting of snow on Wednesday night and we have more snow predicted next week. Our temps have been below freezing and the forecast is for several more days of freezing temperatures.

Hope all is well in your corner…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Cotswolds Tour Part 2

  1. Hello,
    Beautiful scenes from your Cotswolds tour. I love the views of the canals. Pretty gardens and architecture. I hope all goes well with your husband’s therapy, sending prayers and well wishes. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Bourton-on-the-Water and other Cotswold villages are very picturesque. Praising the Lord that your husband is doing well and praying for further improvement with the help of occupational therapy. The Lord’s peace be with you and your family.

  3. What charming places you were able to visit! I love that you were able to see a new place with an invitation from the ice cream couple.

    Glad to hear that things are improving and that you are being well cared for by your church family. Praying that the glitch with the referral is righted and that your hubby will start his needed therapies soon!

  4. I am having a bit of a moment and am not sure if I sent this already but please delete if it is a repeat. By the time I read your other post I was left scratching my head as to whether I had answered this one.

    These are fantastic photos! I visited Bourton on the Water when visiting my sister and her family many years ago. I remember it being a beautiful place. Thank you for the link to your Fall photos, gorgeous! I can see I missed out not going to Bidbury, it’s gorgeous too. Whenever I get back to England I shall put these places on my bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing!

    So happy for you on hubby’s recovery.

  5. Glad that all is going well with you despite being a little chilly. Bibury and Bourton on the Water are beautiful places we visited last year. You certainly got to see such a lot. Have a good weekend. B x

  6. So happy to hear your husband is doing well, Ellen. It was so nice seeing Bibury and Bourton on Water. We visited Bibury for our 50th and found it quite enchanting! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

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