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Bourton-on-the-Water

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village had a population of 3,296 inhabitants at the 2011 census making it a rather large village as its population actually exceeds those of nearby Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, both of which are considered small market towns.DescriptionThe village of Bourton-on-the-Water is known for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges. These arched bridges have led to Bourton-on-the-Water being called the "Venice of the Cotswolds". Bourton-on-the-Water often has more visitors than residents during peak times of the tourist season.GovernanceAn electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward includes Cold Aston in addition to Bourton. The total population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 3,676.Bourton-on-the-Water parish is bounded by the Fosse Way along the northwest, while the eastern boundary is defined by a series of brooks, namely: Slaughter Brook, the River Dikler and the River Windrush; the southern boundary is associated with a watercourse that runs between Bourton Hill and Broadwater Bottom.
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Specialty Museum
Cotswold Motoring Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Birdland
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
The Model Village
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Theme Park
The Dragonfly Maze
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bourton-on-the-Water

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Distillery
Cotswolds Distillery Stourton
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Sudeley Castle Winchcombe
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Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
Westonbirt Arboretum Tetbury
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Bourton-on-the-Water

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Brewery
The Cotswold Brewing Company
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Tour Gems
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Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Greystones Farm
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Bourton-on-the-Water

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Specialty Museum
Bourton Model Railway Exhibition
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Cotswold Perfumery
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
The Cotswold Pottery
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Bourton-on-the-Water

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Playground
Cotswold Clubhouse
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Living Green Centre
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Bourton-on-the-Water

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Church
St Lawrence's Church
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Bourton On The Water Cemetery
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Duration: 30 minutes

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