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3. Bourton-on-the-Water

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Gloucestershire

Bourton-on-the-Water

Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on-the-Water is is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds.’ The River Windrush runs right through the centre, and the combination of clear sparkling water and the attractive low bridges make this a popular destination. Houses are built in the traditional honey coloured Cotswold stone.
 
Bourton has many visitor attractions, including the Model Village (a mini replica of the village itself) which opened in 1937 and Birdland. St Lawrence’s Church is notable for its domed tower (unique for the Cotswolds). Why not visit nearby Salmonsbury Meadows wildlife reserve, or simply stroll around the village and shops, stopping off in a pub for a leisurely drink. 
 
Bourton Model Railway Shop
Cotswold Pottery  

Bourton-on-the-Water Address:   
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire
England, UK
 
Bourton-on-the-Water Opening Times:
All year round 
 
Bourton-on-the-Water Admission:
Free 
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