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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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TripAdvisor
  • I found this very interesting, and was amazed at the talent it must have taken to complete this. Loved the way our photos made us look like giants in comparison to the village. 
  • The Model Village is a attraction not to be missed in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the Water. The buildings have an unbelievable level of details and the model have a copy of itself as well. Th...  more »
  • Throughout my life I have had only one major ambition. That was to be a giant. Thanks to this attraction I was finally able to fulfil this dream. Unfortunately returning to the real world I now feel D...  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.