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The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water

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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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  • After being here 30 years ago it was great to be back. Love the way it has been kept. The work that goes into it. Well worth going  more »
  • Although it is very small place but i fell in love ... you can visit the whole town in this village ... love their architechture and detailing about the town. must visit !!!  more »
  • This stone village was a fair replica of Bourton-on-the-Water. There was even a miniature version built within this model village, and an even smaller one within that! A pleasant way to spend half an ...  more »
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  • Quite interesting, with very well made models. Worth a visit if you're passing, but don't go out of your way to visit. It's very small.
  • Nice little place. Constructed very well. Different experience. Choose an easy day, with good weather, carry a good camera, an hour is gone! The town, Bourtan on Water also, very good. Nice and warm people.
  • Very sweet attraction. Very small but replicates Bourton perfectly. Very well maintained and very detailed
  • Amazing place to visit, a whole town model in real life miniature including the running water! Fantastic, bird lovers are in for a treat! wild du ks in the middle of buzzing town!
  • Very interesting place. We enjoyed the visit, seeing Bourton-on-Water model houses and also the miniature exhibition!