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The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water

(3.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
The Model Village is a one-ninth-scale replica of the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, officially opened in 1937. Its remarkable detail took local craftsmen five years to create. The model represents how the town looked in the 30's and provides an interesting glimpse into the past. Examine the details of the village and discover its quirks and delights. Stand close to the town’s churches to hear the choir singing. Be sure to look out for the model of the Model Village itself. For a small surcharge you can also visit the Miniature World exhibition of highly detailed miniature scenes and room sets, including several moving miniature characters. The creation of this exhibition involved over 100 of England’s leading miniaturist craftsmen and women. Before you head to Bourton-on-the-Water, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bourton-on-the-Water vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer, including The Model Village.
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  • Love going back here every time Sen visit. Children loved it as usual. Nevertheless stay long but the hour we did stay gave us the chance to see Allen the work that has been done to update/repair buil...  more »
  • Loved this miniature village that so perfectly matches the actual village. The plants and trees are so proportional to buildings. You can see that constant renovation is needed but grand that this tre...  more »
  • A delight to be amongst the miniature buildings , to walk down the village streets barely wide enough to walk on, peer into tiny windows, shops...a lovely place to visit.It does not take long to walk ...  more »
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  • A lovely model village at a price that won't bankrupt you and your family. It is a scaled 1:9 of bourton itself. The houses are well made and the upkeep of the place is very good. You won't be there all day ,maybe an hour at the most.there is also a miniature world which you have to pay an additional £1 each to see, but it is very good. All in all I nice little afternoon place to visit.
  • Had a really nice time with the kids here. There's an amazing amount of detail in the models and was a really nice environment. The washroom facilities were excellent.
  • Charming beyond measure. Sounds lame on paper but looking at all the lovingly created details is a true joy.
  • Definitely worth a visit after seeing the town, much better than I had anticipated with excellent models of the buildings.
  • Bit of a damp, drizzly day. Nice model village albeit a little dated and worn.