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On the banks of the tiny Coln River, Bibury is noted for Arlington Row, a group of 17th-century gabled cottages protected by the National Trust. Originally built for weavers, these houses are its biggest and most photographed attraction, but it's rude to peer into the windows, as many do, because people still live here.

To get a view of something a bit out of the ordinary for the Cotswolds, check out St. Mary's Parish Church. As the story goes, the wool merchants who had the power and money in the area were rebuilding the churches. However, they did not finish the restoration to St. Mary's, and, as a result, much of the original Roman-style architecture has been left intact. The 14th-century Decorated-style windows have even survived the years. This is an often-overlooked treasure. The so-called "Decorated" style was given to the second period of English Gothic architecture, mainly from the late 13th to the mid-14th centuries, when adornments became more elaborate and stone construction lighter and more spacious.

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