Historic Homes in Gloucestershire

There are many varied and historic homes to visit in Gloucesershire and the Cotswolds
Arlington Row - Bibury (7 miles from Cirencester)
Owned by the National Trust, this row of cottages were originally monastic wool barns where cloth was once hung out to dry. In the C17th they were converted into weavers' homes but today they are domestic dwellings. William Morris (the C19th artist and craftsman) described Bibury as the most beautiful village in England when he visited.
Berkeley Castle -www.berkeley-castle.com
An imposing Norman fortress and home to the Berkeley family for 850 years. In 1327 King Edward II was murdered here. Lovely terraced gardens and a superb butterfly house. Open from Easter to October.