Bella Dorma

Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2EN, United Kingdom
Bella Dorma
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The Water in Bourton-on-the


After lunch, while my sister did some shopping, and the guys went into the small motor museum, the kids threw some sort of small pear (like crab apples but they were pear shaped) into the stream (aka the River Windrush). Just downstream was a Mum and child with a net fishing the pears out as quickly as ours threw them in. They started talking and the Mum let them use the net for a while and she and her son threw pears into the water to be fished out. They didn't actually fall in, but it was close on a couple of occasions (water was probably about 12 inches deep).

I Hit a Pole

by grandmaR

...was what my daughter reported at her workplace the next day. "Did he sue?" was the response.

English English is quite different in some respects from American English. They say garden, and we say yard. To us a garden is somewhere to grow vegetables, and to them, a yard is a stable yard.

So the English would have said that they hit a post and not a pole, which they interpreted as a person of the Polish persuasion.

The most difficult difference in terminology is that when the Brits say that they want 'to table' something, they mean that they want to discuss it, whereas to Americans, tabling something means to put it aside to discuss later.

She hit the pole/post in Bourton on the Water going in to the carpark. The picture was taken near her house in Cheltenham. They leased a house, but they couldn't use the garage, and so had to park one of the cars on the street.

Bridges over troubled water ?

by kenyneo

people said that Bourton on the water is like the Venice of the Cotswold......could I say no ?

You will love to sit near the small streams just wander away ...think nothing nothing ..just sit an relax ...and watch the breathtaking scenery ...just like those you see in paintings

One thing I noticed is that , not many young people come here ...but for me ..its definitely a place to stroll aimlessly and watch the entire universe drifted pass rhythmatically ...

Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum

by Britannia2

The museum is in an old water mill near the River Windrush and features many old vintage cars and a large collection of enamel signs. There is also motoring memorablia , motorbikes and bicycles. The BBC TV chracter BRUM can also be seen here as well as a new exhibition of toys and pedal cars.

The Model Village

by iandsmith

If you've done any research on Bourton then you'll already know about the model village, appropriately named The Model Village! It is a one-ninth scale replica of Bourton-on-the-Water - built by an earlier inn owner utilizing a small team of local craftsmen during the early thirties and opened on the Coronation day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.
The village is complete with a miniature River Windrush, distinctive bridges, willows and chestnut trees. From the replica Church of St Lawrence can be heard the voices of the choir, and nearby is the model of the Baptist Church, the original of which was built in 1876.
Built in the same warm Cotswold stone of the real village, the walls and roof tiles of the model buildings weather and mellow, so that each year the model becomes more and more realistic.
Another of the features is the model within the model, i.e. this attraction is also replicated.
The kids will really enjoy this, something about their size. One just hopes they don't want to take any of it home.
It's not hard to find, just set back off the main tourist street down near the bird sanctuary and it costs just a couple of dollars to get in.


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