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Swans in Bibury

Swans in Bibury

A few days before arriving in Bibury, Taylor proposed to me at the Queen's Swan Pond in Kensington Palace Gardens. I have used Swans and their symbolism of grace, beauty and romance throughout the last few years of my life so it held such special meaning for me. I tell you this because after our engagement, swans kept appearing everywhere during the rest of our trip. We continued our adventure through the Cotswolds into Bibury where we stayed at the beautiful Swan Hotel...no kidding!

The Swan Hotel itself has beautiful rooms inside the main building but we opted to stay in our own free standing cottage, called Whooper. Our two story cottage had a proper mud room for us to take off and store our muddy wellies, a spacious living room and master suite complete with heated bathroom floors! I can picture myself spending many summers and holiday's in this cottage and miss having my morning tea on our misty balcony watching the swans wade down the stream. 

We woke up early so that we could have Bibury to ourselves for a few hours and started to make our way to the famous Arlington Row. It was such a quiet morning and then all of a sudden a giant bus pulled up and tourist, using iPads as cameras, poured into the street and started RUNNING toward Arlington Row. Thankfully, we had a head start on them and were able to get some pictures before they spilled in. We were literally tip toeing around not only because it was so early but because Bibury has this kind of holy feel to it. We didn't want to disrupt the magic.

Something that I loved about Bibury was the friendliness of the locals. We were often approached and given directions to the most beautiful locations that were off the beaten path they knew we would love seeing. There is nothing like getting the local treatment and getting to see inside the treasure box that most people don't get to see. 

I love that in the English countryside they have public pathways that lead you through private land. This led us on an adventure past the stunning, Bibury Court and then through fields full of goats and sheep. We had some fun flying the drone this day and will have those vlogs up on my YouTube channel soon!

Taylor and I are seriously thinking about getting our own little slice of Bibury in the next few years. I have never felt more connected to and refreshed by a place in my whole life. If you are making your way through the Cotswolds, I highly recommend you spend some time in Bibury and The Swan Hotel...just don't use your iPad as a camera ok?

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