Published: November 7th 2010November 7th 2010
No.855 bus brings you to Bourton-on-the-Water from Moreton-in-Marsh, Cheltenham, etc where the railway line stops. Bourton-on-the-Water features beautiful contrast between Windrush River and grey coloured houses and bridges.
Model Village is one-ninth miniature of Bourton-on-the-Water with details of grey coloured houses and bridges and Windrush River. The details also include people crossing over the bridges, Catholic Church with minister and people in the congregation room and organist, shops, and passers by. Although the miniature village does look exactly as the present one, the miniature village shows the mill house, which has been converted to Motor Museum. Visitors can see the miniature manor house, treasure ship, and ghost chemist, all of which were made by enthusiast miniature craft people.
On the east edge of Bourton-on-the-water, the Birdland, which has been created by use of water of Windrush River. The admission fee is £6. The tranquil waterfowl sanctuary has been home to ducks, flamingos, white owls, penguins, pelicans and parrots, and some rare species of tropical birds, and visitors are encouraged to see the penguins’ feeding performance on a daily basis between May and September.
Moreover, visitors can do short walks based around Bourton-on-the-Water. One of the trails starts from the lane opposite to the Birdland, and it goes through Cotswolds Farm, lake, lush countryside, pasture field for brown, white, yellowish-brown cows and it ends at Graystone Lane leading to High Street.