Bourton-On-The-Water has been described as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds. A quick visit & it isn’t hard to see why. The village is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Cotswolds being serviced by the many shops, cafes, and attractions.
The village straddles the River Windrush with a series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens. It is an ideal location to waste a few hours people-watching or having a picnic on the river bank.
Bourton-on-the-Water has been designated a UK Conservation Area and there are 117 listed buildings designated by English Heritage.
The day we arrived the village was busy with plenty of families enjoying an exceptionally warm British summer day.
Some of the various attractions include Birdland, The Cotswold Perfumery, Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection & the Model Village. However; the village itself is the main attraction.
On our day out we enjoyed a picnic next to the river, a walk around the village, a locally made ice-cream & visited the Model Village.
Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village
The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the Bourton-on-the-Water. The village took local craftsmen 5 years to build and was officially opened in 1937 on the Coronation Day of King George VI.
The village is made from authentic materials such as locally quarried limestone and miniature Cotswold stone slates. The Model Village is thought to be the oldest in England and in 2013 was listed by English Heritage.
The detail of the village is exceptional and try to get your head around this ……
When you are in Bourton-on-the-Water there is a model village.
The model village contains a model of the model village.
In that model village there is a further model of a model village!
You need to visit the Model Village in the beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water.
Below is our highlights video of Bourton-on-the-Water including the Model Village.