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Bourton on the Water in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds

Bourton on the Water, known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds" is an extremely popular Cotswold destination where elegant 18th century bridges cross the River Windrush as it flows through the centre of the village.

Bourton on the WaterAlthough Bourton-on-the-Water is a large village as villages go, there are more attractions in Bourton on the Water than you would perhaps expect to find in a destination of its size.

Bourton on the Water grasps the tourism industry with both hands ad offers the model village, Birdland, Bourton Model Railway, Cotswold Perfumery, Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Dragonfly Maze and Salmonsbury Meadows Nature Reserve amongst its attractions. See Bourton on the Water attractions page for more details.

Many of the buildings in Bourton on the Water have been built in warm yellow Cotswold stone and many of the houses and cottages are 300 years old, some dating back to Elizabethan times four hundred years ago.

The Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty of England and is much visited by torists from home and abroad. Its Cotswold stone buildings, low density of population and history make it a place that you will want to visit again and again.

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