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Bourton on the Water Attractions

Attractions in Bourton on the Water and the Bourton on the Water area of the Cotswolds



Birdland was first established in 1957 and was sited in the centre of Bourton on the Water.The current location was a trout farm and prior to that a Poplar Tree plantation There are still over 150 trees which create a high canopy for the River Windrush and enclosure.

Birdland is a natural setting inhabited by over 500 birds; Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary, and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat. Over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. Tropical, Desert and Toucan Houses are home to the more delicate species.

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Bourton Model Railway

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Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Museum  

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Museum

Located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a fascinating journey through the 20th Century.

Though the main focus is on motoring, the Museum is full of the everyday paraphernalia that made motoring so popular including picnic sets from the 1920s, alongside caravans, radio sets, gramophones and knitted swimsuits.

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Cotswold Perfumery

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Dragonfly Maze

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Fundays is 9500 sq ft of indoor fun for kids from age 1 to 11. While the kids play or have a birthday party you can relax in a lounge or cafe.

Model Village  

Model Village

The Bourton on the Water model village can be found in the garden of The Old New Inn.
Built by an earlier inn owner and a small team of local craftsmen during the early thirties, the Village is a 1/9th replica of Bourton-on-the-Water, built from the local Cotswold stone.

It was opened on the Coronation day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.

Through the heart of the Model Village runs a miniature River Windrush - about a metre wide, it flows from the working water mill, beneath replicas of five of Bourton's famous stone bridges, on its way to the Thames.

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Salmonsbury Meadows Nature Reserve

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