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Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Birdland is a 9-acre site (on a former Bryant & May Poplar Tree plantation - famous for its matchstick crop!) in a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens. It is home to over 500 birds (swans, pelicans, penguins, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) in more than 50 aviaries, with open enclosures, a Desert House (home to the more delicate species), and a display of fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in the Discovery Zone. Birdland is also the home Marshmouth Nature Reserve, which has developed into a small ecosystem of the Cotswolds where over 60 species of bird have been recorded, including the kingfisher. And within Birdland is 'Jurassic Journey', a trail for dinosaur enthusiasts with more than 30 different dinosaurs ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to a 5-metre tall brachiosaurus.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Located in Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum’s collection is full of travel- and motoring-related vehicles, toys and memorabilia. There are seven galleries packed with classic cars and memorabilia from the 1920s, 1930s and 40s, vintage motorbikes, retro collections from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and the children’s TV star Brum (photo left) who was based at the museum. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, containing all the buildings from the Old Water Mill (now the Car Museum) down to the Old New Inn and the ford, all built in Cotswold stone. In the Model Village you become a giant as you tower above the miniature stone houses. Walk alongside the river Windrush and cross its miniature bridges. Enjoy the miniature gardens complete with flowers and miniature trees. Listen to the choirs singing in the churches, investigate the local shops, and find the model of the Model Village!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Village
“I've visited this place many times to meet friends & family for traditional cotswold cream teas, browsing the lovely gift shops & visiting birdland & the miniature village. Can get very busy in high season but definitely worth a visit”
  • 99 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Bourton-on-the-Water has been described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region being serviced by the many shops, cafe's, and attractions.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“A riverside gem, offering delicious fresh pastries, brunch dishes, tasty sandwiches and baked goodies, freshly made each day using the finest of ingredients. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“pretty Cotswold village with river running through the middle. Birdland bird park & miniature village worth a visit.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“A favourite of ours. On foot it’s probably just over 30 minutes’ walk through the countryside, or about 5 minutes’ drive by car, in Bourton-on-the-Water. Much more of a pub feel, and great food (though worth booking a table if you wanted to eat).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“next to the river excellent food perfect for a special occasion , high session please book in advance”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recently renovated the Croft is perfect for lunchtime, in the nicer weather you can sit outside and relax close to the beautiful River Windrush ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Post Office
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“Bourton-On-The-Water is in a lovely Cotswolds setting along a stream which runs the length of the village. Lots to see and do here too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The menu is created using authentic ingredients, traditional cooking methods and as much locally supplied ingredients as possible. You will find Italian cooking at its best – fresh pizza dough is made daily, homemade breads and delicious pan cooked pasta and risotto dishes cooked to order. Accompanied by a full wine list and many Italian classics like garlic ciabatta, caprese salad and of course homemade Tiramisu to name just a few!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Duke of Wellington is a family pub located in the centre of the village of Bourton-on-the-Water where you can enjoy a good drink while relax and enjoy the beautiful view.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Laundry
“Oakey doesnt have a washing machine, but if you're desperate to get some clothes laundered, Mary's is 2 minutes away from the cottage towards the village”
  • 2 locals recommend
General Entertainment
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“next to the river excellent food perfect for a special occasion , high session please book in advance”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recently renovated the Croft is perfect for lunchtime, in the nicer weather you can sit outside and relax close to the beautiful River Windrush ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
“Riverside, stone-built pub with a decked beer garden, pub grub plus weekly poker and quiz nights.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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