The UK is not short on beautiful villages that look like something from the front of a chocolate box – and many people living in them would claim they are amongst the prettiest in the world.

However one Cotswolds village can claim to have been named amongst the planet’s most beautiful in a recent ranking.

Bibury, in Gloucestershire, makes an appearance on a new list naming the most attractive villages in the world – which was published last year.

It is far from the first time the village has been praised for its appearance, with the 19th century artist William Morris calling it ‘the most beautiful village in England’ and former Japanese Emperor Hirohito is said to have spent the night there while touring Europe.

And the appeal of the village on the River Coln is not lost on more modern visitors either, with many tourists making a journey to visit it.

The village is perhaps best known for its Arlington Row, homes originally built in the 14th century as a wool store but which were converted to cottages for weavers in the 17th century.

Fortunately for would-be visitors, although parts of the villages look unchanged for centuries, transport to the village is much improved.

It is an easy drive off both the M4 and M5 motorways with some car parking in the village. Those hoping to arrive by train should travel to Kemble – which has direct trains from London Paddington – followed by a taxi journey.

Once you’re there, many people recommend the Catherine Wheel, a pub on the Arlington Row boasting both food and drink.

The pub boasts a rating out 4.0 out of five on Tripadvisor, with positive reviews praising a ‘warm welcome’ and ‘great food’.

The Swan Brasserie has a rating of 3.5 on the same site, with one visitor describing their meal as ‘superb’.

However, while it is a nice place to visit, it is a rather expensive place to move to.

According to RightMove, the average house price is £534,300 – with detached houses selling for an average of £782,500.