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. Add The Model Village and other attractions to your Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary using our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner .
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  • Quite fun to work out exactly where all the places you’ve seen/been to in BOTW are in the model village. The replicas are very impressive and it’s a nice thing to do.  more »
  • This while cheap is a complete waste of time, you have to pay and park and then you can walk round this place in 5 minutes Not that well maintained any more and lots of the little houses are having bi...  more »
  • We had a lovely time looking around the different houses and picturing them in Borton. An amazing work of craftsmanship. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Fun loving place with kids.. would be good it was not raining when we went.. well worth a visit to know the history of Burton on the water.. great!
  • Good for a wonder, limited parking outside. Usually a spot. Very busy at weekends. Cracking coffee place round the corner
  • One of many things to do in Bourton. You won't spend long here, but it's not expensive and pretty unique. It's definitely worth a visit.
  • Absolutely fabolous!! A whole miniature village with mini trees. You will feel yourself as Gulliver.
  • Very lovely. Situated in a lovely little old aenglish village. The Model village was gorgeous and also cheap considering the time it must take to build such things.
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