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Charlecote Park
Chastleton House
Chipping Campden
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Cotswolds Farm Park
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Coughton Court
Hailes Abbey

Hidcote Manor Gardens
Holy Trinity Stratford
Jephson Gardens Leamington
Kenilworth Castle
Kiftsgate Court
Packwood House

Painswick Garden
Prinknash Park
Ragley Hall
Snowshill Manor

Stratford Butterfly Farm
Sudeley Castle
The Slaughters
Upton House

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Arlington Row Sept 2009 Bibury Cottage 2009 Bibury Trout Farm
Bibury Village main claim to fame is for being described by WilliamMorris as the most beautiful village in England. The village is a conservation area, and two parts are owned and managed by the National Trust these are Arlington Row and the Rack Isle.

Arlington Row Bibury Arlington Row is a row of cottages built of local stone, with steeply pitched Cotswold stone roofs. With the exception of the cottages at either end, the row began as a monastic sheep house or wool store, dating from around 1380. In the seventeenth century, the dwellings were converted into cottages for weavers, who supplied the cloth for fulling (degreasin) at Arlington mill. The row is now a grade I listed building. The present Arlington mill dates from the 17th century, when the corn mill was also used as a cloth mill, it is now a museum.

The Rack Isle is a meadow next to the river Colne, which is bounded on three sides by water and which is seasonally flooded. this meadow provides a good habitat for water loving plants and birds. The island is associated with Arlington Mill, as it was used to hang out the cloth on racks to dry, hence the name Rack Isle.

Other places to visit are the Bibury trout farm and the outstanding Saxon Church.

Cottages at Bibury The Rack Isle Bridge over the River Coln at Bibury