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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  • August 21, 2017
    The village, dreamed up by the former landlord of the Old New inn in whose grounds it stands, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year . Not much changes in Bourton, so it is quite easy to keep t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Quite small but so is Bourton on the Water! Its worth the entry fee and its fun to pick out the buildings that you've seen. Might be a bit tame for the older child.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Very well kept place, interesting to see the village, it appeals to all ages and its also helpful to pick where your going to have lunch  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!

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