Bibury Trout Farm is one of the oldest trout farms in the country (it was founded in 1902) and certainly one of the most attractive. It is primarily a working farm which breeds and rears Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout for restocking angling waters. Each year, up to 10 million Rainbow Trout are spawned.
Visitors are also welcomed, and as well as enjoying the beautiful grounds, visitors can visit the 'catch your own' fishery. All equipment is provided and staff are available to help, making it an ideal activity for children and beginners. If you don't fancy catching your own, Bibury Trout Farm has a fresh fish counter where delicious fresh and smoked trout can be purchased. Why not buy some to pop on the barbecue?
Bibury Trout Farm in the Cotswolds, founded in 1902, is one of Britain's oldest Trout Farms. It is beautifully landscaped and makes a wonderful addition to any trip to the picturesque town of Bibury. It covers an area of 15 acres in the beautiful Coln Valley. The hatchery, which spawns up to 6 million trout ova every year, is fed by the crystal clear water of the Bibury Spring.
Visitors are able to throw food for the trout and watch them leaping out of the water. The on site shop sells delicious fresh and smoked trout. A great outing for all the family.
Few visitors to Bibury leave without photographing this picturesque row of cottages. The cottages in Arlington Row were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. In the 17th Century this was converted into a row of weaver's cottages. The cloth produced was sent to Arlington Mill where the cloth was hung on wooden timber frames on what is still known as Rack Isle.
That was how William Morris described Bibury, the charming picturesque village in the Cotswolds. The River Coln flows through Bibury and lies between the main street in the village and a watermeadow known as Rack Isle. The river, being close to the Trout farm in the village is full of trout, and the river is home to black swans. It's a beautiful village to spend time in, and definitely one to put on your itinerary when visiting the Cotswolds.