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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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Popular things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

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Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Cotswold Motoring Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Birdland ©
Wildlife Area
Birdland
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
The Model Village ©
Landmark
The Model Village
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
The Dragonfly Maze ©
Theme Park
The Dragonfly Maze
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds Distillery ©
Distillery
Cotswolds Distillery Stourton
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sudeley Castle ©
Castle
Sudeley Castle Winchcombe
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Garden
Westonbirt Arboretum Tetbury
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Bourton-on-the-Water

The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
Brewery
The Cotswold Brewing Company
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Tour Gems ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Tour Gems
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Greystones Farm
Wildlife Area
Greystones Farm
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton Model Railway Exhibition ©
Specialty Museum
Bourton Model Railway Exhibition
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Cotswold Perfumery ©
Specialty Museum
Cotswold Perfumery
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Cotswold Pottery ©
Art Gallery
The Cotswold Pottery
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswold Clubhouse ©
Playground
Cotswold Clubhouse
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Living Green Centre ©
Garden
Living Green Centre
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Bourton-on-the-Water

St Lawrence's Church ©
Church
St Lawrence's Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Bourton On The Water Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Bourton On The Water Cemetery
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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