100 Things To Do
There's lots of things to do during your visit to Bibury Court and the surrounding area. Here's just a few of them...
Agricultural shows: Moreton in Marsh Show, The Moreton-in-Marsh Show is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year. Distance from Bibury, approximately 40 minutes
Antiques: So many lovely places for antiques including Tetbury, Burford, Lechlade, Stow, Chipping Norton and Cirencester. Not forgetting the monthly auctions that are held in Bourton on the Water through Taylor & Fletcher
Arboretum: Batsford Arboretum & Wild Garden Moreton-in-Marsh 01386 701441, Batsford Arboretum, one of the jewels of the Cotswolds and one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the Country, set in 56 acres of garden. Cafe/restaurant, gift shop, garden and plant centre as well as seasonal Falconry Centre. Distance from Bibury approximately 40 minutes.,
Arboretum: Westonbirt. Based just three miles from Tetbury in the stunning South Cotswolds, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is open every day of the year for you to enjoy and during the Summer plays host to live concerts. In the Winter there is a wonderful light display. Distance from Bibury, 40 minutes.
Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton 01454 218375. The Badminton Horse Trials is a three-day event which takes place in May each year in the park of Badminton House the seat of the Dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England. Distance from Bibury approximately 51 minutes.
Beckford Silk, Beckford 01386 881507. Founded in 1975, Beckford Silk is first and foremost a manufacturing company. Designing, printing and making, scarves and ties for heritage outlets and corporate customers and offer a complete manufacturing service from design development to packaging. Distance from Bibury- approximately an hour.
Bee keeping: Cotswold Bees, Gloucestershire 07799 897425. Beekeeper in the North Cotswolds. Providing Honey, Bees and Beekeeping Courses. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Belas Knap, Near Winchcombe. Belas Knap is certainly one of the most famous burial mounds. It's a bit of a hike to get there but well worth the effort. If you're lucky and you get the site to yourself, maybe towards dusk, then it can be magical. Distance from Bibury- approximately 44 minutes.
Bird watching: The Cotswold Bird Watching Company. 07952 776129. Prices vary per person dependant on tour chosen. Distance from Bibury- approximately 49 minutes.
Blenheim Palace Park and Gardens, Oxon 01993811091. Blenheim Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake as well as a maze and adventure play area for children. Distance from Bibury- approximately 47 minutes. Seasonal opening times and exhibitions.
Brewery: Battle Down, The Cheltenham Brewery, Cheltenham 01242 574378. Distance from Bibury- approximately 38 minutes.
Brewery: The Cotswold Brewing Company, Bourton-on-the-Water. Tours take place daily at 11am and 2pm by prior arrangement. Tour tickets must be bought in advance. Please call, email or visit the website for more details. 01451 824 448. Distance from Bibury- approximately 44 minutes.
Bristol , trips to (approximately 1hr 17 minutes). Bristol is the capital of the South West of England. A historic maritime city, full of exciting attractions with events and festivals throughout the year, from waterfront regattas to ballooning spectaculars. There's fantastic shopping at Cabot Circus, fresh food markets in the medieval Old City, stunning nightlife, restaurants and cafes on the Harbourside and some of the finest theatres and concert halls in the country. Distance from Bibury- approximately 50 minutes.
Broadway Tower Country Park, Broadway 01386 852390. Broadway Tower is one of England outstanding viewpoints and is the second highest point on the Cotswold Ridge. The eighteenth century Gothic folly from which it is possible to survey an area which includes as many as thirteen counties. Make time to visit the beautiful village of Broadway and the market town of Chipping Campden whilst there. Open all year Distance from Bibury- approximately 44 minutes.
Burford Garden Company, Burford. 01993 823117 More than just a fabulous garden centre, this is a great place to visit for gifts as it stocks a wonderful selection of clothing, local food and drink produce, household goods, antiques and a plethora of other wonderful things. For Cotswold shopping it has an extensive selection of quality products and is well worth a visit.
Buscot Park, Oxfordshire 01367 240 786. Late 18th century house set in enchanting landscaped grounds containing the Faringdon collection of Art. Distance from Bibury- approximately 27 minutes.
Butterfly Farm, Stratford Upon Avon 01789 299 288. The UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise. Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1 hour.
Cerney House Gardens, Cirencester 01285 831 205. Leave the hustle and bustle of today's world and visit Cerney House Gardens, where time seems to stand still. Let old-fashioned scents and colour surround you in this romantic secret garden. Explore the working organic kitchen garden amongst the overflowing borders. Distance from Bibury- approximately 20 minutes.
Chavenge House, Tetbury 01666 504696. Chavenge house is a Cotswold Manor, which has been unchanged for 400 years. Admission Prices include a guided tour of Chavenage. Distance from Bibury- approximately 40 minutes.
Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire 01242 890256. Remains one of Britains largest Romano British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Distance from Bibury- approximately 20 minutes
Cheltenham International Festival of Music - 01242 227979. July each year. From Elgar, Delius, Holst and Vaughan Williams to today's leading composers. Distance from Bibury approximately 40 minutes.
Cheltenham Race Course, Cheltenham 01242 513014. The racecourse is best known for the National Hunt festival held in March each year, and includes races such as the Gold Cup and Champion hurdle. Racing, October to May. There is an admission charge that varies. Distance from Bibury- approximately 40 minutes.
Cinemas 0871 200 2000. The nearest cinema is Cineworld Cheltenham. Please also ask about the Rural Cinema Scheme as monthly films are shown in Bibury. Distance from Bibury approximately 40 minutes.
Clay Pigeon Shooting A great group activity and a wonderful way to see the Cotswolds. The Ian Coley Shooting School is based 20 minutes up the road and offers exceptional facilities in a wonderful location. There is a gun shop, shooting school and sporting agency with fantastic driven game.
Clearwell Caves, Near Coleford 01594 832535. An incredible natural cave system tunnelled into by miners for more than 4000 years in their search for iron ore and ochre pigments. Nine impressive caverns with mining equipment and displays. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 22 minutes.
Concerts: Westonbirt Concerts, South Cotswolds, Westonbirt 01594 833057. Concert Dates TBA. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Corinium Museum, Cirencester 01285 655611. Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities in the country. Corinium, Roman Cirencester, was the second largest town in Roman Britain. Experience life as a Roman. Marvel at the stunning mosaics. Visit a Roman Garden. Distance from Bibury approximately 21 minutes. Open all year except 23 & 26Dec & New Years Day.
Cotswold Farm Park, Nr Guiting Power, Cheltenham 01451 850307. The Cotswold Farm Park was established in 1971 as the very first of its kind. you may recognise Adam Henson from BBC's Countryfile. It has since been much imitated and continues to be very popular with animal lovers and children. It's a brilliant day out for all the family. Rare breed animals, lambs and calves to bottle feed, demonstrations, activities, 2 mile walk, picnic area and cafÃ©. Distance from Bibury approximately 34 minutes.
Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water 01451 821255. Multi award winning museum for families of all ages with six different galleries. Home to Brum, the popular children's TV character, classic cars, quizzes, old fashioned toys and activities. Distance from Bibury- approximately 24 minutes.
Cotswold Perfumery, Bourton on the Water 01451 820698. The Cotswold Perfumery sell an exclusive range of perfumes and colognes all made on the premises. They hold 45 minute tours once a day. Here they take you through the gardens to see the various plants as well as guiding you through the perfume making process and showing you the various rooms such as the laboratory, compounding room and factory. There is also a gift shop where you can buy the perfumes, jewellery and gifts. Distance from Bibury- approximately 25 minutes.
Cotswold Water Park, near Gloucestershire/Wiltshire 01285 862962. With over 140 lakes in an area of 40 square miles, offering water sports, wildlife, fishing, bird watching, walking and cycling routes. Open all year. Distance from Bibury- approximately 17 minutes.
Cotswold Way National Trail, Northleach. It's a trail that can be walked in a continuous journey or split up into shorter sections. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury- approximately 43 minutes.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford 01993 825728. Cotswolds Wild Life Park is for adults and children of all ages. The Park exhibits over 200 animal species in approximatelyimately 200 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens with a fine variety of plants around a setting of a listed Victorian Manor House. Facilities include cafe, picnic areas, adventure playground, narrow-gauge railway, and gift shop. Disabled wheelchair access provided for. A great family day out with plenty to do. Distance from Bibury- approximately 17 minutes.
Cricket. Cheltenham Cricket Club, Cheltenham, GL52 5BE 01242 523364. Cheltenham Cricket Club play cricket in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in the West of England Premier League. Bourton Vale Cricket Club, Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, GL54 2AY 01451 820575. Avorians Cricket Club, Cheltenham, GL51 9EJ. Friday sessions on the field and in the clubhouse from 6pm onwards. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 0117 9108000.
Croquet, Bibury Court has a croquet set with rules available for guests.
Cycling: , If you fancy a tour of the area by bike, you can either bring your own, or you can hire bikes locally and have them ready for you. Cycle route 1, Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh, Cycle route 2: Winchcombe, Guiting Power (Turkdean and Hazleton) and Brockhampton: Cycle route 3: Lower Swell, Notgrove, Turkdean, Sherborne, Windrush and Great Rissington: Cycle route 4: Cirencester, Fairford and Northleach: Cycle route 5, Duntisbournes, Frampton Mansell, Kemble, Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester: Cycle route 6, South West Cotswolds, Tetbury, Sherston, Malmesbury and Kemble:
Daylesford Organic, Gloucestershire. Specialising in organic, fresh, seasonal and local produce; vegetables, fresh from the kitchen garden; award-winning handmade cheeses from the Creamery; breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits from the Bakery; fresh meat and farm shop. Fabulous shopping and also a day spa. Distance from Bibury- approximately 37 minutes.
Dunkirk Mill Centre, Stroud 01453 766273. Working machinery, driven by waterwheel which demonstrates the finishing processes for fine woollen cloth. Open April to Sep. 2 Weekends 2-4pm & Wed 2-4pm each month. Distance from Bibury- approximately 46 minutes. Admission charge applies.
Escape to the Cotswolds, Northleach 01451 862000. Housed in an 18th Century prison, this new discovery centre tells a fascinating story of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and how people over the centuries have made a natural landscape even more beautiful. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury approximately 16 minutes.
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573. Catch a play at the historic Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, a Frank Matcham design building. Distance from Bibury- approximately 38 minutes.
Falconry: Cotswold Falconry Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh 01386 701043. Enjoy watching different birds from eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons. Open to mid Feb to mid Nov, daily. Distance from Bibury- approximately 40 minutes.
Farmers markets. Broadway, Village Centre (approximately 43 minutes) - 1st Thursday of each month (9am-1pm) | Stroud, Cornhill Market Place (approximately 45 minutes) - Every Saturday (9am-2pm) | Cirencester, Market Place (approximately 17 minutes) - 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (9am-1pm) | Stow on the Wold, the Square (approximately 31 minutes) - 2nd Thursday of each month (9am-2pm) | Evesham, Market Square (approximately 57 minutes) - 4th Friday of each month (9am-3pm) | Moreton-in-Marsh Weekly Market (approximately 38 minutes) - Every Tuesday (all day).
Fly fishing The River Coln flows through the village and Bibury Court residents can dry fly fish (trout) during the season on the beat in the garden, which takes two rods at any one time. Rods are available to borrow from reception. The fishing season runs from 1 April until 30 September. . Please arrange with reception. We can always arrange a lesson for you as well, so just ask and we'll find a friendly fisherman to show you your lines....
Giffords Circus, 01451 820 378. This is one NOT to miss. Unique and sends a thrill of excitement and nostalgia through everyone who goes. Giffords Circus are a small traditional circus company who tour with performance artists, musicians, horses and wagons performing shows for families, young and old. Shows last 90 minutes and there are refreshment stalls there as well as a fabulous tented restaurant (which needs booking in advance).
Gloucester Antiques Centre, Gloucester 01452 529716.Gloucester Antiques Centre is located in the heart of Gloucester docks and is one of the largest and longest established antique centres in the UK. Over 100 specialist antiques. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes. Open all year. Free admission.
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester 01452 528095. One of the finest cathedrals in England and rated as one of the most beautiful in the world - Gloucester Cathedral is one of the architectural jewels of the city of Gloucester. The magnificent 900 year old Norman Cathedral lies at the heart of the city and has been used as magical film locations. Admission free but Â£5 donation requested. Open all year. Distance from Bibury approximately 50 minutes.
Gloucester Docks and the Sharpness Canal, Gloucester 01452 2311190. The former dock estate has become a popular destination where visitors can enjoy shops, museums and refreshment places or just wander around the quays, looking at a variety of historic buildings and interesting vessels on the water. Distance from Bibury- approximately 50 minutes.
Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, Painswick 01452 814745. The Guild Gallery is a showcase for high quality designer crafts including baskets, books, ceramics, furniture glass, jewellery, leather, prints and textiles. A constantly changing range of work is always available. Open all year. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure, Forest of Dean 0845 643 2018. High wire forest adventure. Open 19-27 Feb daily. 5 Mar- 3 April weekends only. 9 April- 30 Oct daily. Nov weekends only. Distance from Bibury approximately 1hr 15 minutes.
Swindon Karting Formula 1, Swindon - 01793814340. Distance from Bibury- approximately 38 minutes.
Team Sport Indoor Go Karting, Cheltenham - 01452 311211. Distance from Bibury - approximately 34 minutes.
JDR Karting, Gloucester - 01452 311211. Drivers must be 12 years +. Distance from Bibury - approximately 49 minutes.
Golf Cleeve Hill Golf Club, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - 01242 672592. Picturesque and rugged course. Municipal pay-as-you-go. Home ground of many good players, 18 holes - all welcome. Distance from Bibury - approximately 47 minutes.
Golf Cotswolds Hills golf Club, Ullenwood, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, GL53 9Q - 01242 515264. 18 hole with scenic views. Visitors welcome by appointment. Handicap certificates necessary. Distance from Bibury - approximately 37 minutes.
Golf Naunton Downs 01451 850090. 18 hole, par 71 course, which is situated in an area of outstanding Cotswold countryside. The course was designed keeping the natural features and landscape in mind, and offers a challenge to suit golfers of all ages and abilities. Distance from Bibury approximately 33 minutes.
Golf Westonbirt Golf Club, Nr the National Arboretum, Westonbirt - 01666881404. 18 holes of golf. Distance from Bibury - approximately 45 minutes.
Golf. Lilleybrook Golf Club, Cirencester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - 01242 526785. 18 hole parkland course - visitors welcome weekdays only. Handicap certificates necessary. Distance from Bibury - approximately 36 minutes
Golf. Minchinhampton Golf Club, Old Course, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8BE - 01453 832642. 18 hole course on common land. One of easiest west country courses and played over a variety of humps and hollows. All welcome. Distance from Bibury - approximately 40 minutes.
Golf. The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham, Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6QQ - 01993 831841. Distance from Bibury - approximately 32 minutes.
Golf: Burford Golf Club, Burford - 01993 822583. Distance from Bibury - approximately 19 minutes.
Golf: Cirencester Golf Club, Cirencester - 01285 652465. Distance from Bibury - approximately 20 minutes.
Golf: Tadmarton Golf Club, Oxfordshire - 01608 737278. Distance from Bibury - approximately 58 minutes.
Gyms. Active4less, Fitness Club & Gym, Cirencester 01285 643366. Distance from Bibury- approximately 15 minutes. Mon: 6.30am-9pm, Tues: 7am-9pm, Wed: 6.30am-9pm, Thurs:7am-9pm, Fri: 6.30am-9pm, Sat:9am-2pm, Sun:10am-1pm
Gyms: Simply Gym, Cheltenham 0845 121 3116. Open weekdays 6.30am - 9pm., Open weekends 9am - 5pm, Distance from Bibury- approximately 40 minutes.
Hairdressing: There are a number of hairdressers but in the centre of Cirencester is Limes 01285 653045.
Hereford and Gloucester Canal Trust. Since 1983 the Trust has pursued its aim to fully restore the 34 miles of canal and locks which will once again link Hereford with Ledbury , Dymock, Newent and the rest of the inland waterway system at Gloucester. Distance from Bibury approximately 1 hr 34 minutes.
Heritage Motoring Centre, Warwickshire 01926 641188. The Heritage Motor Centre near Banbury in Warwickshire is the largest collection of historic British cars in the World. There is also the all-new 'Time Road' which leads visitors on a fascinating journey through Britain's motoring and social history, as well as a 1930's themed motoring cinema and the 'Get Behind the Wheel' zone. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1 hr 10 minutes.
Horse Riding, At Jill Carenza Equestrian, Stanton 01386 584250. Riding in the countryside, through the woods and hills across the Cotswold escarpment.With over 50 horses and ponies to suit any level of ability and challenge, people come from all over the UK and around the world to ride at Jill Carenza's. Distance from Bibury- approximately 48 minutes. Also at Bourton Vale located in Bourton on the Water with access to the picturesque countryside of The Slaughters.
Lemington Lakes, Moreton-in- Marsh 01608 650872. Lemington Lakes is located on Todenham Road in Moreton-in-Marsh with four lakes. Distance from Bibury- approximately 41 minutes.
Littledean Jail in the forest of Dean, Gloucestershire 01594 826659. A former house of correction, police station and courthouse is the county's most talked about, most unorthodox, not to be missed historical visitor attraction set in the Royal Forest of Dean. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 17 minutes. Price includes admission to the Quadrophenia Collection.
Llama Trekking, Gloucestershire 01291 621593. Severnwye Llama Trekking: Go trekking in the beautiful Forest of Dean with Severnwye Llama Trekking. Many of their animals are available for shows, weddings and other events to really give you a theme with a difference! The farm welcomes educational groups. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1 hr 17 minutes. Cotswold Camelids: They have 2 walks on offer in the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire in the stunning Ozelworth Valleys, and many people come back for repeat walks, asking to walk with the same llama. (approximately 47 minutes).
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire 01451 844130. Unique 17th Century Grandstand set in a landscaped deer park. Created by John CrumpÃ‚Â¬Dutton for gambling, banqueting and entertainment. Outdoor theatre, concerts and family events throughout the year. Distance from Bibury- approximately 17 minutes.
Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, between Bath and Salisbury 01985 844400. As featured on BBC's Animal Park, Longleat is a Safari Park for all ages with a safari park, safari boats, hedge maze and adventure castle. Safari boats and Longleat House open 15th March to 2nd November daily. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 48 minutes.
Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire - 01666 826 666. The Abbey is the Parish Church and dedicated to St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Adhelm and to St. Mary. The Abbey was an important centre for pilgrimage because it is the burial place of St. Aldhelm (first Abbot) and King Athelstan. The abbey house gardens are especially enchanting are one of the most beautiful in England. Open all year (closed a few days after Christmas & New Year's Day). Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Massage : In-room massage and treatments, Bibury Court. We offer a complete range of spa treatments from facials, eye treatments, manicures, pedicures and massages and beauty treatments in the luxury and privacy of your own room. Please book with reception in advance of your stay.
Model Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop, Bourton-on-the-Water 01451 820686. Approximatelyimately 400sp ft of scenic model railway layouts in the country and over 40 British and continental trains running on 3 displays and a large shop selling toys, models, trains and accessories. Distance from Bibury- approximately 25 minutes. Open June to August - exhibition open daily. Sundays 11am-5pm. September-May (excluding Jan), exhibitions open weekends (sat & sun) 11am-5pm.
Model Village, Bourton- on -the- Water 01451 820467. A model of the actual village built of Cotswold stone to 1/9 scale in 1937. The river Windrush flows under Bourton's famous bridges. The beeches, cherries and chestnuts are all in miniature. Distance from Bibury approximately 25 minutes.
Museum: Escape to the Cotswolds, Northleach 01451 862000. Housed in an 18th Century prison, this new discovery centre tells a fascinating story of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and how people over the centuries have made a natural landscape even more beautiful. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury- approximately 16 minutes.
Museum: Hailes Abbey, Winchcombe, Cheltenham 01242 602398. Hailes Abbey enjoys a beautiful setting on the western fringe of the Cotswolds surrounded by wooded pasture. The museum displays include some fine examples of medieval sculpture and decorated floor tiles. Open April to Oct. Distance from Bibury- approximately 44 minutes.
Music Festival: Cornbury Music Festival, The Tews, Oxfordshire. Fabulous annual family music festival with brilliant line ups held over 3 days in the Summer. Distance from Bibury approximately 38 minutes.
Music Festival: The Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. 10th -12th August 2012. This year, we follow up with another stunning swathe of artistic experiences intertwined within this unique landscape - banquets under canopies, tented talks, midnight masked balls, barefoot dancing, parkland processions and ritualistic revelry. Every one of them, time-honoured traditions that have created friendships and community for many years. Distance from Bibury approximately 30 minutes.
Music festivals and gigs. From festivals of folk, classical music and Jazz, to summer opera and concerts in the open air, there's music playing all year long throughout the Cotswolds. There's also the prestigious classical music celebration, the Three Choirs Festival every three years.
National Trust : Chastleton House, Near Moreton in Marsh 01608 674 981. A unique 400-year-old time capsule. Rare tapestries, portraits and personal belongings. Classic Elizabethan topiary garden. Lawn where the rules of modern croquet were laid down. Idyllic Cotswolds setting, next to a 12th-century parish church. Entrance by ticket onlyDistance from Bibury- approximately 42 minutes
National Trust: Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire 01452 814213. The tranquil wooded valley contains a 'lost landscape' with remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park with a chain of five lakes. Park Mill Pond is the last of these lakes and features a man-made island that is now a heronry. Distance from Bibury- approximately 51 minutes.
Nature in Art, Gloucester 01452 731422. A wide range of nature inspired art in the world displaying 2D and 3D work from across the globe, spanning 1500 years. Exotic oriental treasures, watercolour landscapes, contemporary glass, meet an artist, see the sculpture garden, go to the coffee shop and gift shop, children's activities and free parking. Distance from Bibury approximately 50 minutes.
Out of the Hat Tewkesbury Heritage & Tourist Information Centre, Tewkesbury 01684 855040. A fascinating and innovative heritage centre, in the heart of Tewkesbury. Out of the Hat houses a multitude of sensory and interactive delights for everyone. Explore the building's amazing history, discover the town and meet some interesting characters. Open all year round Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Distance from Bibury- approximately 53 minutes.
Police Museum, Tetbury - 01666 504670. The museum is dedicated to the history of Gloucestershire and founded in 1839. A number of interesting displays of photographs and equipment show the history of policing. It is open daily Monday to Friday, from 10am to 3 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Allow 1-2 hours visit. Open all year Mon-Fri. Distance from Bibury- approximately 39 minutes. FREE admission.
Polo, Cirencester Park Polo Club, Cirencester. Described by The Prince of Wales as having the charm of a proper Country Polo Club with its understated, unpretentious, relaxed and rural atmosphere, this is a fabulous place to watch polo in the heart of Cirencester, just up the road.
Polo, Beaufort Polo Club, Tetbury 01666 880510. The Beaufort Polo Club is the foremost centre for the development of polo in the Cotswolds. Home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty you can always be assured of watching or playing polo of the highest quality at every level from 2 to 20 goal. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Pottery, Toff Milway- Conderton Pottery, Conderton, Tewkesbury 01386 725387. Saltglaze potter working in a beautiful country setting. The pots are all designed and made by Toff Milway on the premises and reflect his enthusiasm for food and gardening. Very durable pots with subtle surface textures. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr.
Prescott Hill Climb, Nr Cheltenham 01242 673136. Prescott is tucked away amidst the still quite unspoiled Cotswold countryside. Here visitors can view the green hills around or watch competing cars or motor bikes from a number of advantageous points all in a spacious 'confine'. Distance from Bibury- approximately 50 minutes.
Prescott Shooting School, Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham 01242 673542. Prescott shooting specialises in providing the ultimate shooting experience at their shooting school in the Cotswolds. They cater for the complete novice to the experienced shot for both game and clay shooting requirements. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1 hr, 6 minutes.
Railways, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington 01242 621405. The line offers a scenic 20 mile route between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse. Open April - Dec, weekends, bank holidays and some weekdays. There is a rather special Father Christmas train held throughout December for which tickets must be booked. Free admission, train fares extra. Distance from Bibury- approximately 46 minutes.
Roman Baths, Bath 01225 477785. The Romans built the finest religious spa in Northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water and its extensive remains lie beneath the centre of Bath. Brand new displays, costume characters and free audioguides in 8 languages. Open all year except 25 &26 Dec. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 23 minutes.
Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford. The world's largest military airshow and a great family day out! The air show held annually at RAF Fairford is organised by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises who also stage the RAF in concert tour and produce their own aviation related gift collection. Distance from Bibury approximately 8 minutes.
Rugby. Gloucester Rugby Club, Gloucester- 01452 872250. Cheltenham Tigers RFC, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, GL50 4NJ - 01242 525393. Tetbury Rugby Club, GL8 8JN - 01666 505052. Painswick RFC & Sports Club, Stroud, GL6 6UT - 01452 813735. Stow-on-the Wold RFC, Cheltenham, GL54 1AL - 01451 830887
Sculpture. The Sculpture Studios, Cheltenham 074135 11801. Viewings at the studio can be arranged by appointments only. Distance from Bibury-approximately 50 minutes. Also, Asthall Manor has a summer garden exhibition of sculpture each year. The Fresh Air outdoor exhibition at Quenington is held on a bi-annual basis and is not to be missed.
Sezincote House and Garden, Moreton in Marsh 1386 700444. Sezincote is a unique and extraordinary Indian house set amidst the Cotswold Hills. Built in 1810 by Charles Cockerell, who had worked in India, there is a central dome, peacock tail windows and pavilions. Sezincote was the inspiration for the Brighton Pavilion. Distance from Bibury- approximately 36 minutes.
Shooting: Clays, Game or other... Ian Coley Shooting School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 4AX. Tel.: 0124287 0391. Lessons or action, just ask, Distance from Bibury 30 minutes.
Shopping. Shopping in the Cotswolds is part of the delight of being in this most beautiful part of the UK which still lives up to its Arts and Crafts heritage in Cirencester (approximately 20 minutes) and lots of other local shops. You will find many antique shops at Stow on the Wold (approximately 30 minutes) and Tetbury (approximately 40 minutes) selling a wide variety of authentic furniture, ceramic ware, and items very typical of the ancient past of the Cotswolds region. There is also fashionable clothes and gift shopping in Regency Cheltenham (approximately 40 minutes) and high quality items at Prince Charles' Highgrove shop in Tetbury. Not forgetting the fabulous Bicester Village Outlet where a whole day can be spent browsing the designer outlets (approx. 55 minutes).
Shows, The Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park 01285 652007. Festival of music, family fun, shopping, food village and cookery theatre, dogs and horse shows, circus, Cotswold sheep, hot air balloon, sky diving, helicopter flights and more. Distance from Bibury approximately 17 minutes.
Sightseeing in the Cotswolds. Cities: Bath (Distance - approximately 1 hr 19 minutes), Bristol (Distance - approximately 1 hr 14 minutes), Gloucester (Distance - approximately 43 minutes), Oxford (Distance - approximately 53 minutes). South west to the north east: Bath (Distance - approximately 1 hr 19 minutes), Chipping Campden (Distance - approximately 42 minutes), Gloucestershire (Distance - approximately 44 minutes), Oxfordshire (Distance - approximately 51 minutes), Warwickshire (Distance- approximately 1 hr 12 minutes).Cotswold towns: Burford (Distance - appox 20 minutes), Cheltenham (Distance - approximately 40 minutes), Cirencester (Distance - approximately 17 minutes), Moreton in marsh (Distance - approximately 36 minutes), Stratford Upon Avon (Distance- approximately 2 hrs 8 minutes), Tetbury (Distance - approximately 37 minutes).
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire 01386 852410. Once described as ''a house for the evening hours, surely the loveliest spell of the day'', Snowshill Manor is a typical, traditional Cotswold house, built of golden yellow local stone and set on a hillside above the Vale of Evesham. Distance from Bibury- approximately 40 minutes.
Snowshill Lavender Farm, Snowshill, Seasonal for the lavender crop, these fields are amazing to sea as they blaze colour across the Cotswolds with many different varieties.
Stanway House and Fountain, Cheltenham 01386 584528. Stanway House, situated near Winchcombe in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside, has been described by Fodor's Guide as 'as perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see'. Stanway house is a charming, lived in, golden stoned jewel surrounded by beautiful parkland and villages and distinguished by one of the finest water gardens in England which now has a 300ft fountain, the tallest gravity fountain in the world. The grounds are now the perfect setting for a 300ft gravity fountain - the tallest fountain in Britain and the tallest gravity fountain in the world. Admission charges. Distance from Bibury- approximately 45 minutes.
Sudeley Castle Gardens and Exhibitions, Winchcombe 01242 602308. Sudeley's fascinating history spans a thousand years. 14 acres of magnificent gardens include the organically managed Queens Garden with an abundance of roses and the intricate topiary of the Knot Garden. The Pheasantry houses a collection of rare birds from around the world. Connoisseur Tours of the private apartments are available some weekdays. Open March - October. Distance from Bibury- approximately 41 minutes.
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, Tewkesbury. Annual battle re-enactment and fair held in July to help recreate the battle of Tewkesbury of 1471. Distance from Bibury- approximately 53 minutes.
Thermae Bath Spa, Bath 0844 888 0844. Britain's only natural thermal spa. Bathe in the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, as the Romans did over 2,000 years ago, including a spectacular open-air rooftop pool. By day and night, choose from 2hour and 4 hour spa sessions plus a selection of over 50 spa treatments. Open daily 9am 10pm (last entry 7.30pm). Open all year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & 1-7 Jan. Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 20 minutes.
Trout: Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury 01285 740215. Bibury Trout Farm is a working trout farm and is one of Britain oldest trout farms. Bibury Trout Farm was founded in 1902, by the naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout. The trout farm now covers 15 acres in Bibury. Open daily except Christmas Day. Distance from Bibury- approximately 6 minutes on foot.
Village Fetes. These are great traditional days in the English countryside held at different villages throughout the Summer months with plenty to do for the children, dog shows and stalls selling homemade treats, bric a brac, cakes and preserves and books. August Bank Holiday Monday sees the famous Football in the River in Bourton on the Water.
Walks, Winchcombe Walks, Winchcombe. Tourist Info Centre 01242 602925. A walking centre for all seasons, Winchcombe has 5 long distance trails. FREE Admission. Distance from Bibury- approximately 43 minutes.
Warwick Castle, Warwick 01926 495 421. Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire. It sits on a bend on the River Avon. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 within or adjacent to the Anglo-Saxon burgh of Warwick. Open daily from 10am, except Christmas Day..Distance from Bibury- approximately 1hr 15 minutes.
Wharf House Visitor Centre, Gloucester 01452 332 900. The centre offers the opportunity to learn about the Canal basin and River we are surrounded by. They also stock local produce that they use in their Restaurant and Rooms as well as supporting local craftsmen and artists. Examples of their work are on display and for sale at The Wharf House. Distance from Bibury- approximately 50 minutes.
Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. 10th -12th August 2012. Distance from Bibury approximately 38 minutes.
William Morris: Kelmscott Manor, Lechalde 01367 252486. Kelmscott Manor was the country home of William Morris- poet, craftsmen and socialist from 1871 to his death in 1896. The house contains a collection of the processions and Morris and his associates including furniture, textiles, carpets and ceramics. Open April to Oct. Distance from Bibury- approximately 19 minutes.
Wine tasting with our Restaurant Manager, Bibury Court Hotel, Bibury 01258 740337. Distance from Bibury- just take a seat...
World of Mechanical Music, Northleach 01451 860181, A living museum of the various kinds of self playing musical instruments which were in the home before regular broadcasting started up in 1924. The beautifully restored instruments are introduced and played by the guides in the form of live entertainment. Open all year 9am-5pm. Distance from Bibury- approximately 16 minutes.
Wotton Under-Edge Heritage Centre, Wotton Under Edge 01453 52 15 41. Displays of artefacts, photographs, pictures, documents, maps and resources of history related to Wotton district. FREE Admission. Open throughout the year. Distance from Bibury- approximately 57 minutes.
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