The Cotswolds village and the case of the yellow car

    Arlington Row, Bibury, yellow photo bomb car. Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, yellow photo bomb car. Credit: SWNS

    Visitors to one of the prettiest villages in England, Bibury, have been complaining of a blight on their photos of Arlington Row in the form of a “photobombing” yellow car.

    Arlington Row, Bibury, yellow photo bomb car. Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, and the (almost) hidden car. Credit: SWNS

    Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Bibury in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds to view and photograph Arlington Row, a line of 14th-century National Trust-owned cottages, which claim to be the oldest inhabited properties in the UK.

    However, recent visitors have been complaining that their souvenir pictures are being blighted by the appearance of a yellow car which is “photobombing” them.

    The debate was started by the Kooky Cotswold Tours company, which tweeted a photo of the car with the caption: “Bibury’s elephant in the room. The picture postcard street photobombed by the ugly little yellow car – every day.”

    The bright yellow Vauxhall Corsa in question (which now even has its own Twitter account) is owned by local Peter Maddox, 82, who says he has no choice but to park there, telling the Telegraph newspaper, “What choice do I have? There is nowhere else I can put the car.”

    Although the National Trust owns the properties on Arlington Row, as Mr Maddox is not a tenant it is unable to intervene.

    Have your photos been ruined by the appearance of this car? Or perhaps you think it adds to the quirkiness of the area?

    Join the Twitter debate here.

    Scroll down for photos of the offending car

    Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds, yellow car photobomb. Credit: SWNS
    A perfect Cotswolds scene…well almost. Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds. Yellow car photo bomb. Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, the Cotswolds – the houses include colourful doors..and one colourful neighbouring car. Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds. Yellow car photobomb. Credit: SWNS
    Can you spot the yellow car? Credit: SWNS
    Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds. Yellow car photobomb. Credit: SWNS
    Peter Maddox says he has no choice but to park here. Credit: SWNS

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