Bourton on the Water Travel Guide
The River Windrush
The River Windrush
Bourton on The Water
Very pretty, lots of shops, attractions for the children
When you have your guide and or Town Trail from the Tourist Information have a good walk round and look at the buildings, there are some really lovely ones, not to mention the River Windrush which is an artists dream!
The Model Village is quite famous and certainly worth a visit if you have the time, It only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk round and if you do it first you get a good idea of where everything is in the village.a one-ninth scale replica created by a landlord of the Old...
St Lawrence's Church
Although there has probably been a Church of some sort on this site since at least 709AD the first stone church was built in 1110AD but the oldest part of the Building you can see today is the chancel which was built in 1328 it was at that time the Church was dedicated to St...
The Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection is housed in a converted Watermill in the heart of the village, it has has seven galleries that are packed ( and it really is packed) with lots motoring memorabilia from the past 90 years including over 50 lovingly restored...
Lunch time came, and a decision had to be made where to eat!For people who bring their own lunch, there was plenty of nice lawn beside the Windrush River, and people were picnicing.For us, we had to find somewhere to buy, really this wasn't hard, as there was a great choice...
THE RIVER WINDRUSH AND BRIDGE'S
Like old style arched bridge's, I do! Then you will like the picturesque centre of the Village, for here the River Windrush flow's through the Village.There are many gorgeous pedestrian Bridge's, so I will start with the Bourton Bridge built in 1806 and widened in 1959. An...
Birdland is a bird park in a beautiful setting on a former trout farm. The big draws are the penguins (the only group of King Penguins in England and Wales) and the parrots, but there are lots of other birds, including owls, hornbills, curassows, pheasants, rheas, three...
Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum
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...
Visit St Lawrence church
This is a rather nice, and very ancient, little church, and well worth seeking out.Despite appearances, Bourton is a truly ancient settlement. The first church here (a wooden one) was built in 709AD but the present church dates back to the 1100s, although subsequent...
The Old Manse: Nice Hotel
The Old Manse Hotel looks a nice place to stay, there is also a restaurant and a bar area (you can eat in either) we called in for a drink one night and for food the night after, I had a nice mixed grill although of course the Chips were of the frozen kind and were dry,...
The Kingsbridge Inn: Nice Atmosphere
Situated at the side of the river next to The Kingsbridge this traditional Pub is a great place to stop for refreshments.we called here on our first evening to have a drink and sit by the Log Fire and warm up, It was Febrary and while nice and sunny during the day it was a...
The Duke of Wellington: Big Pub
The Duke of Wellington is a big Pub, much bigger than it looks from the outside, Its nice and friendly and the service was good.I had Fish and Chips for lunch before Vicki watched the Rugby on the TV.Its just your average Pub Grub, the fish was nice but the chips (made from...
The Village Tearooms & Restaurant: A proper tea-room
A very pleasant spot to stop for refreshment, opposite the village green and within sight of the river.I enjoyed my toasted teacake (served with butter and jam) and my coffee very much.Service was pleasant and courteous, the price was reasonable and the interior of the...
New for 2012 is a ticket that gives unlimited travel on local buses and trains.Unlimited rail travel is allowed on the Oxford to Moreton in the Marsh line and the Swindon - Stroud - Gloucester - Ashchurch lines.On local buses any bus within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding...
There is a truly massive car park just outside Bourton's village centre (which in itself should tell you how popular it is in season).Follow the signs. It's much better than faffing around trying to find somewhere to park in the village itself (most spaces there are...
Discount China and Giftware: China and gifts galore!
I found a great little shop selling lots and lots of china and homewares. It wasn't a very expensive shop and the china in particular was quite nice. Great for gift buying! I mean when you have alot of gifts to buy how much do you really need to spend?
I bought a coffee cup...
Boats races down the stream
Our group was there one lovely summery Saturday early evening and the locals were seriously gettting right into boat races down the stream in the middle of the village - that is little boats made of all sorts of bits and pieces!Guys in our group rushed into the local grocery...
Misleading Posts in the Car Park
When you are driving on the left in a RHD car, the most hazardous time for a person brought up driving on the right with a LHD car is when going around a corner especially a turn to the right because if you are used to driving on the right, you don't know exactly where the other side of your car is.
But at this point, my daughter had been living in England for 2 years, and driving without incident all that time. However, in the car park, the EXIT gate was painted bright yellow, and the post next to the ENTRANCE gate was black. So one focused on the yellow one and the black one kind of receded and got overlooked. She hit the black one (which was quite bent and scarred from being hit so many times by other people).
Updated Jun 18, 2007
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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...
Spreading your wings
There are other ways to travel than via public transport or private car. One of those is motorhome, a style very popular in Australia where the terrain is vast, the roads are wide and, despite what locals might indicate, petrol is relatively inexpensive.Since it is my dream...
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