Now whatever you choose to do during your holiday in the Cotswolds we insist that this one makes its way onto your list…Arlington Row is probably one of the most recognisable streets in the whole of the UK, let alone in the Cotswolds.
So quaint it hurts, this beautiful row of seventeenth century weavers’ cottages is found in the historic village of Bibury in Gloucestershire, and they started out as a Medieval monastic wool store. The cottages date all the way back to 1380, and they were converted into weavers’ cottages during the seventeenth century.
Owned by the National Trust these days, the cottages are the oldest inhabited buildings in the whole of the UK, and as they attract visitors from all over the world keen to take a photo of the street they’re also the most photographed ‘normal’ dwellings in the country.
Before you leave, if you wander opposite the cottages you’ll find The Rack Isle, which was once dotted with racks used to dry the wool after it had been washed in the cottages. Those of you who have seen the film Stardust might recognise the cottages as home to Sienna Miller’s character, Victoria.